Ritual for the Rainbow

Sänpäkkilä Sami

Ritual for the Rainbow is a story about four preteens who live outside of society's safety nets due to domestic violence. Ariel, Rupi, Liisa, and Hemmo make a living by shooting rats at a junkyard and collecting empty bottles. They lack role models and authority figures until they meet a Wiccan who organises rituals to teach them confidence and how to combat violence and patriarchy — for a fee, of course.

Production Year
2023
Duration
00:18:35
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
Rituaali sateenkaarelle
English Title

Ritual for the Rainbow

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Sami Sänpäkkilä (Author), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Cinematographer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Composer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Director), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Editor), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Producer), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Script), Emilia Yli-Pukka (Actor), Seela Minder (Actor), Ida Sofia Fleming (Actor), Miisa Koivuaho-Sormunen (Actor), Ilona Malte-Colliard (Actor), AVEK (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), VISEK (Funder), Jaakko Niemelä (Sound Design)
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Sami Sänpäkkilä lives and works in Tampere, Finland. He is an artist, musician, filmmaker and the head of Fonal Records since 1995. To date he has released five full-length music albums under the name Es. Since 1999 Sänpäkkilä has made installations, short films and music videos, which have been screened in various museums, art galleries and film festivals around the world. His films and the music are experimental moodscapes that explore the themes of melancholy, pathos and hope.