The King

Viita Milja, Granö Veli

The King is about a miraculous incident in Somero, Finland. Local musician Rauli Badding Somerjoki sent his song “Lights” to Elvis in 1975. He hoped an artist he admired would perform it. Badding's song could have lifted Elvis' career to a new height, even revolutionized the history of music. Badding believed and waited, but got no answer from the USA. Elvis passed two years later, in 1977. It is told that peculiar potatoes were found in a field in Somero the same fall.

Production Year
2024
Duration
00:07:30
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
The King
English Title

The King

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Milja Viita (Author), Veli Granö (Author), Milja Viita (Cinematographer), Veli Granö (Cinematographer), Milja Viita (Director), Veli Granö (Director), Milja Viita (Editor), Veli Granö / Filemo Films (Producer), Milja Viita / Filemo Films (Producer), Milja Viita (Script), Veli Granö (Script), Veli Granö (Sound Design), Aila Rantanen (Actor), Kalervo Rantanen (Actor)
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Milja Viita's (b.1974) installations and films consist of experimental and documentary elements. Her works have been exhibited in e.g. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Mänttä Art Festival and in film and media art festivals internationally. Milja Viita lives and works in Porvoo, Finland. She graduated with MFA degree in Time and Space Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2005.