Down to the Water

Paula Saraste

A story of a small family escaping their home at night. They embark a journey towards an unknown destination and go missing. The father drives his family to an increasingly despaired state and finally he ends up in confusion and loneliness. It is a story of an end of a family. The daughter and mother gradually liberate themselves from the oppressive father, who is failing and not being able to overcome his fear.

Production Year
2021
Duration
00:18:12
Type
Tags
Original Title
Weiter zum Wasser
English Title

Down to the Water

Production Countries
Finland,Germany
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Paula Saraste (Author), Michael Clemens (Cinematographer), Jonas Meyer (Composer), Timo Puukko (Composer), Paula Saraste (Director), Paula Saraste (Editor), Timo Puukko (Editor), Juhani Koivumäki (Producer), Paula Saraste (Script), Daniel Redel (Script), Timo Puukko (Sound Design), Luzie Ahrens (Actor), Christian Harting (Actor), Constanze Priester (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Ballhaus Rixdorf Studios (Funder), VISEK (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Elokuvaosuuskunta Lunafilms (Production Company), Ballhaus Rixdorf Studios (Production Company)
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Paula Saraste works with film, photography and performance. Thematically, her work often relates to the collapse of rationality, fear, control, and identity. She explores the human experience and being through moving image. The different levels of dream and unknown are often weaved into the narration of her works. Saraste has graduated from the University of Helsinki and the Academy of Arts in Finland and participated in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad.