Saving the World

Maija Blåfield

Saving the World looks at reality and experiencing it from the point of view of Marcel Bloemendahl, director's friend. Marcel has schizophrenia, which he describes in the following way: 'If I did not have it, I would just be boring and average. But now I can save the world.' Marcel has been traveling around Europe non-stop since 1976. The director joined him for the five-year period of making the film. The film looks at the problematics of normality and abnormality, the ordinary and extraordinary, insanity and reality. The film is an art piece that chose to be a documentary. The main language used in the film and its important element is the lingua franca of today - broken English.

Production Year
2005
Duration
00:55:10
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Maailmaa pelastamassa
Finnish Title
Maailmaa Pelastamassa
English Title
Saving the World
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Maija Blåfield (Author), Maija Blåfield (Director), Sakari Kirjavainen (Editor), Kinotar OY (Producer), Maija Blåfield (Script), Maija Blåfield (Camera), Marcel Bloemendal (Cast), Pietari Koskinen (Sound)
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Maija Blåfield is an artist and an experimental documentary filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. Her works often combine documentary and fiction in some way, exploring the fantastic side of our everyday life and digging up the stories from its events. She was granted the State Prize for the Media Arts in 2014 and in 2017, she was a nominee for Ars Fennica award for contemporary art. Her works have been screened in internatonal and national festivals, television, art museums and exhibitions.