The Imaginary Life of Matias Keskinen

Veli Granö

A nature film about a great Finn, the emperor of the republic. A documentary about the artist Matias Keskinen, the sculptor of the giant president Kekkonen statue, which was destroyed in Oulu by the time of president Gorbatshov's visit in Finland 1989. Keskinen (1922–1987) was a sculptor, photographer and a film maker.

Production Year
1991
Duration
01:05:54
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Matias Keskisen kuviteltu elämä
Finnish Title
Matias Keskisen kuviteltu elämä
English Title
The Imaginary Life of Matias Keskinen
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Veli Granö (Author), Veli Granö (Director), Veli Granö (Editor), Veli Granö / Kimmo Koskela ky (Producer), Veli Granö (Script), Matias Keskinen (Script), Aarne Määttä (Camera), Matias Keskinen (Camera), Veli Granö (Camera), Matias Keskinen (Cast), Veli Granö (Sound), Martti Turunen (Sound)
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Veli Granö is an internationally acclaimed and esteemed Finnish contemporary artists. Granö works with photography, installation and film. He has studied at Pori Art School in 1976–78 and Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts in 1983–86. He has worked as a teacher at the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts, Aalto University of Art and Design, and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where he has also worked as a professor in Time and Space Arts in 2011 and 2014. In his art, Granö has often explored the theme of alternative realities. His works have been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibition, biennales and festivals Finland, Europe and USA since 1983.