Is This the World of Teddy?

Eino Ruutsalo

The film is collage of news pictures well known to all of us. But do we have the right to throw them away after having looked at them once or twice? Should we not examine and distribute them through all available channels, in order for pain to disappear and love to win. Is this the world of Teddy Bear we will leave behind to our children?

Production Year
1969
Duration
00:09:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Tämäkö on teddy-karhun maailma?
English Title

Is This the World of Teddy?

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Eino Ruutsalo (Author), Eino Ruutsalo (Cinematographer), Osmo Lindeman (Composer), Eino Ruutsalo (Director), Eino Ruutsalo (Script), Leena Valasmo (Actor)
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Eino Ruutsalo

Born: 1921

Eino Ruutsalo (1921–2001) studied painting and drawing in Parsons School of Design in New York (1949–50) and Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (1952–53). He was one of the most prominent pioneers in Finnish visual and kinetic arts. He was a filmmaker, painter, sculptor and a visual poet. He is well-known for his experimental short films such as Kinetic Pictures (1962). He shot his debut film in New York in the early 1950s. Ruutsalo also directed a series of feature films inspired by the French New Wave movement. Image: Pentti Pietinen / Eino Ruutsalo archive