A desire to awaken the heritage of a sleeping culture and language their Karelian heritage between a grandfather and grandchild is interrupted by the grandfather's sudden passing.
colonialism, cultural identity, culture, death, family relations, Finnish identity, generations, grief, identity (mental objects), karelian identity, karelians, loss, minorities
August Joensalo (Author), August Joensalo (Cinematographer), Ville Viertola (Composer), Markus Pyhäjärvi (Composer), August Joensalo (Editor), August Joensalo (Producer), August Joensalo (Script), Paavo Joensalo (Actor), Marjatta Joensalo (Actor), AVEK (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Heta-Maria Pyhäjärvi (Sound Design)
August Joensalo (b. 1993) is a Finland-based film director and writer interested in things such as memories, time, identity, embodiment and play. They use film and images for both creating relatable utopias for queers, as well as breaking the binaries of languages, bodies and identities. Their practice is focused on celebrating trans resilience, joy and existence.