Two Chickens

Eino Ruutsalo

Two Chickens is a form of cinematic action painting. The film presents a hysterical set of images of the female body, awkward auditions, crackers, a hovering feather and an overwhelming amount of paint and colour. Ruutsalo manipulates changing images with an intuitive intensity. Otto Donner's music is one of the forgotten gems of Finnish movie soundtrack.

Production Year
1963
Duration
00:03:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Kaksi kanaa
Finnish Title

Kaksi kanaa

English Title

Two Chickens

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Eino Ruutsalo (Author), Otto Donner (Composer), Eino Ruutsalo (Director)
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Eino Ruutsalo

Born: 1921

Eino Ruutsalo (1921–2001) studied painting and drawing in Parsons School of Design in New York (1949–50) and Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (1952–53). He was one of the most prominent pioneers in Finnish visual and kinetic arts. He was a filmmaker, painter, sculptor and a visual poet. He is well-known for his experimental short films such as Kinetic Pictures (1962). He shot his debut film in New York in the early 1950s. Ruutsalo also directed a series of feature films inspired by the French New Wave movement. Image: Pentti Pietinen / Eino Ruutsalo archive