Flame

Sami van Ingen

A fractured melodrama, based on damaged frames from the last minutes of the only remaining nitrate reel of the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937) directed by Teuvo Tulio. All screening prints and the negative of the film were destroyed in a 1959 studio fire. A sequence from the middle of the film was found at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris in 2015.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:15:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Polte
Finnish Title

Polte

English Title

Flame

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sami van Ingen (Author), Erik Blomberg (Cinematographer), Henri Lindström (Composer), Sami van Ingen (Director), Sami van Ingen (Editor), Sami van Ingen (Script), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design), Pera Otso (Actor), Regina Linnanheimo (Actor), Kille Oksanen (Actor), Rakel Leino (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), YLE (Funder), Patrik Söderlund (Graphic Designer), Jussi Eerola (Producer), Mika Taanila (Producer), Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi Oy (Production Company)
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Sami van Ingen

Born: 1964

Sami van Ingen is a veteran in alternative Finnish film, who has worked as an artist, lecturer and curator since the late 1980s. He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Van Ingen finished his doctoral studies in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2012. He often uses random or found materials in his works. His works have been seen in many national and international exhibitions and festivals over the years, including Tbilisi Triennial (2012), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2005) and Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland (2002).