Tectonic Plate

Mika Taanila

A camera-less lettrist film about fear of flying, security checks and time zones. After returning from a trip to Tokyo, the protagonist is stuck at a hotel nearby the Helsinki airport. The use of various technical devices, slivers the time-management and modifies the jet-lagged consciousness.

Production Year
2016
Duration
01:13:31
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Mannerlaatta
Finnish Title

Mannerlaatta

English Title

Tectonic Plate

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mika Taanila (Author), Mika Vainio (Composer), Mika Taanila (Editor), Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi Oy (Producer), Harry Salmenniemi (Script), Finnish Film Foundation SES (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto / Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design), Lola Rogers (Translator)
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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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