The Shadow of the Magician

Marjo Levlin

The short film is a poetic documentary where a deceased magician, The White Sheikh Ben-Ali-Bey, is brought to life through objects found by chance amid junk, pigment and dust in an abandoned poorhouse in the Finnish countryside.

Production Year
2010
Duration
00:13:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Taikurin varjo
Finnish Title

Taikurin varjo

English Title

The Shadow of the Magician

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Marjo Levlin (Author), Marjo Levlin (Cinematographer), Marjo Levlin (Director), Marjo Levlin (Editor), Marjo Levlin (Script), Johanna Storm (Sound Design), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder)
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Marjo Levlin was born in Graz, Austria and she lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Levlin earned an MFA degree in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Her artistic work often involves collected or found objects and a variety of media in addition to video. Levlin’s works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals since the mid-1990s.