Six Day Run

Mika Taanila

A film about spiritual exercise on a one-mile paved loop in a park. The Six Day Run is one of the most extreme individual endurance sports dating back to the 1870s. The film is based loosely on The Book of Genesis in the Bible (Gen. 1:1 – 2:3).

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Original Title
Kuuden päivän juoksu
Finnish Title

Kuuden päivän juoksu

English Title

Six Day Run

Production Countries
Mika Taanila (Author), Jussi Eerola (Cinematographer), Mika Taanila (Director), Mika Taanila (Editor), Circle (Music), Lasse Saarinen (Producer), Kinotar Ltd (Producer), Cilla Werning (Producer), Ashprihanal Pekka Aalto (Actor), David Alvarado (Arranger), Marko Terävä (Color Grading), Timo Mänttäri (Graphic Designer), Jon-Carlos Evans (Grip), Hanna Aartolahti (Production Manager), Kevin Adams (Runner), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design), Mika Taanila (Sound Recording), Spencer Fuller (Sound Recording)
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Mika Taanila (s. 1965) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with documentaries, experimental film and visual arts. Human engineering, utopias, failures and man-machines are recurring themes in his films and installations. Taanila’s works have been shown at major international group shows, such as Venice Biennale (Nordic Pavilion 2017), Aichi Triennale (2013), dOCUMENTA (2012), Shanghai Biennale (2006), Berlin Biennale (2004), Manifesta (2002) and Istanbul Biennial (2001). Solo shows include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2013–14), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2013) and Galleria Heino, Helsinki (2010). Taanila’s short films have been screened altogether at more than 300 international film festivals and special events. In 2015, Taanila was awarded with the prestigious Ars Fennica Award, the biggest Finnish art award.

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