You Kill Me

Sari Tervaniemi

'You Kill Me' is a love story dressed as a vampire tale. The short film is at the same time both playful and sad. It reports on mental violence inherent in the refusal to communicate. The locations are romantic, like The Smiths’ rock videos from the 1980s. There is no dialogue but the soundtrack has a physical quality, as if it was one of the performers. The style is inspired by film noir but with a sense of humour.

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You Kill Me
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You Kill Me
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You Kill Me
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Sari Tervaniemi (Author), Heikki Färm (Cinematographer), Sari Tervaniemi (Director), Sari Tervaniemi (Editor), Sari Tervaniemi (Script), Jonna Kinnunen (Actor), Tytti Viljakainen (Actor), Arttu Merimaa (Actor), Saara Suojoki (Actor), Juha-Pekka Mikkola (Actor), Antti Haikkonen (Audio Assistant), Marita Hällfors (Camera Assistant), Pentti Pällijeff (Gaffer), Sami Haartemo (Graphics), Ilmari Aho (Lighting Assistant), Arttu Merimaa (Production Assistant), Humina (Sound Design), Arts Council of Finland (Support), Niilo Helander Foundation (Support), Alfred Kordelin Foundation (Support), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Support), VISEK (Support), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Support)
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Sari Tervaniemi is a visual artist from Rovaniemi and currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated with a BA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and with MA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 1999. Tervaniemi works with video and photography. Her works have been shown in several international exhibitions, including White Box in New York, Pristine Gallery in Monterrey, Mexico (2012), the Finnish Museum of Photography (2010) and MUU Gallery (2006) in Helsinki as well as in many film screenings and festivals.