Pure

Elina Saloranta

Based on the correspondence within the filmmaker's family during the years 1942–1990. The video starts with a voice of a woman whose husband is in a war; in the end we meet another woman nearly fifty years later. Besides the family history, the video reflects on the post-war social change.

Production Year
2002
Duration
00:29:40
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Puhdas
Finnish Title
Puhdas
English Title
Pure
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Saloranta (Author), Elina Saloranta (Director), Elina Saloranta (Editor), Elina Saloranta (Producer), Elina Saloranta (Script), Daaimah Mibashshir (Camera), Elina Saloranta (Camera), Daniele Wilmouth (Camera), Klaus Eisenlohr (Camera), Elina Saloranta (Cast), Experimental sound studio, Chicago (Sound)
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Elina Saloranta

Born: 1968

Elina Saloranta is a Helsinki-based artist, who works mainly with the moving image. In her doctoral thesis Genre pictures and experiments in writing, she explored the interaction between image, word and sound, and in her postdoc research she engages in correspondence with the past. Saloranta is also known for her photographic work Nun, which was shown in the ARS 2011 exhibition in Kiasma. She studied film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2001), and her video pieces have been shown in festivals like Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival, Love & Anarchy (Helsinki International Film Festival) and Oberhausen Film Festival (2006).