A painterly, operatic work about escapism, sublime emotions, and desperate love. Its soundtrack is the aria Ah! Non mi ridestar! from Jules Massenet`s opera Werther. The first scene looks like an empty, austere landscape. Then the camera moves to close-ups of a hairy creature that at first remains unidentified.
Anu Keränen (Cinematographer), Hannaleena Heiska (Author), Hannaleena Heiska (Director), Oskar Franzén (Editor), Hannaleena Heiska (Editor), Hannaleena Heiska (Producer), Hannaleena Heiska (Script), Sari Aaltonen (Camera Assistant), Tjerk (Performer), Gigli Beniamino (Singer)
Hannaleena Heiska has actively participated in exhibitions around the world since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, in 2006. She works with painting, drawing and moving image. Since 2016, Heiska has also been working on multi-disciplinary performances with the dancer and choreographer Minna Tervamäki. Their first collaborative piece Trace received its premiere at Espoo Museum of Modern Art - EMMA in November 2016. Their collaboration is an encounter between two modes of presentation and expression, a work that comes into being and develops in space and time, in which painting and dance, colours and bodily movements, are combined, in tandem with profound interaction between the two artists.