The Figure of the Earth

Axel Straschnoy

‘The Figure of the Earth’ or ‘La Figure de la Terre’ is a short film based on the book by the same name published by Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis. Maupertuis narrates his trip to the Tornio valley in 1736/7 as the head of the first ever international scientific expedition. He is portrayed by the historian of science Dr. Osmo Pekonen. 

Production Year
2015
Duration
00:23:50
Type
Tags
Original Title
La Figure de la Terre
Finnish Title

Maapallon muoto

English Title

The Figure of the Earth

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Axel Straschnoy (Author), Axel Straschnoy (Cinematographer), Elina Mustonen (Composer), Axel Straschnoy (Director), Axel Straschnoy (Editor), Axel Straschnoy (Script), Osmo Pekonen (Actor), Johan Stén (Actor), Elina Mustonen (Actor), City of Tornio (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Maupertuis Foundation (Funder), Kolme Perunaa (Production Company), Karri Niinivaara (Sound)
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Axel Straschnoy (b. 1978, Buenos Aires). is a visual artist whose long-term, research-focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä, a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights, La Figure de la Terre, a short film based on a book by 18th century French mathematician Pierre Maupertuis, and the lecture-performance series, Notes on the Double Agent.