Syndafloden (“The Deluge”) is the first full-length film by Jenni and Lauri Luhta. It is based on Leonardo da Vinci’s more than 500-year-old prophecies and riddles, which in the film are narrated by Swedish-speaking Death, played by Jenni Luhta. The film shows the crises of the present world and the images of contemporary culture through Leonardo's words and visions.
apocalypticism, atonement (religion), carnivals (amusement parks), Christianity, civilisation, death, decadence, degeneration, environment, eschatology, European identity, evolution, flood, Helsinki, imagination, media, media environment, natural disasters, nature, robots, sin, transhumanism, violence (activity)
Jenni Luhta (Author), Jenni Luhta (Cinematographer), Lauri Luhta (Composer), Lauri Luhta (Director), Jenni Luhta (Director), Jenni Luhta (Editor), Lauri Luhta (Producer), Jenni Luhta (Script), Jenni Luhta (Sound Design), Jenni Luhta (Actor), Lauri Luhta (Actor), VISEK (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Paulon Säätiö (Funder)
Jenni Luhta (née Markkanen) is a Helsinki-based visual artist and filmmaker who graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. Under the name Jenni Markkanen, she became known for her autobiographical videos, installations and performance art works. Since 2015, she has been working together with her husband Lauri Luhta. At the moment, they concentrate on making full-length, visual-cinematic videos on ambitious intellectual historical topics.