The Best of Tampere Film Festival

16.03.2019

Featuring a selection of prize-winning films from the Tampere Film Festival, the screening at the Kiasma Theatre is already a tradition.

Sat 16 Mar at 14.00

Tickets 8e (+1e service fee at the webstore)
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The total duration of the screening: 122min.

Short films

International competition GRAND PRIX
DULCE
Angello Faccini, Guille Isa | United States, Colombia, Peru 2018 | Documentary | 11 min
Language: Spanish,  subtitles: English

On Colombia’s Pacific Coast, a mother teaches her daughter, Dulce, how to swim. It is an essential skill in this remote region, where livelihoods are made on the sea and where rising tides, made worse by climate change, have swept entire villages away in recent years. Overcoming her fear of the water is just one element of Dulce’s budding awareness of her natural and cultural surroundings.

 

RISTO JARVA AWARD
ELÄINSILTA U-3033 / ANIMAL BRIDGE U-3033
Milja Viita | Finland 2018 | Experimental, Documentary | 13 min

Animal Bridge U-3033 is about the parallel realities of humans and wild animals. It’s filmed during a year on a bridge above motor highway. These bridges are architecturally engrossing structures, addressed only to the nature, allowing animals to cross the highway.

 

International competition THE BEST DOCUMENTARY
ALL INCLUSIVE
Corina Schwingruber Ilić | Switzerland 2018 | Documentary | 10 min

Under the spell of mass entertainement at high sea.

 

National competition MAIN PRICE under 30min., STUDENT AWARD
UNTITLED (BURNED RUBBER ON ASPHALT, 2018)
Tinja Ruusuvuori | Finland 2019 | Documentary | 21 min
language:  Norwegian, Finnish, subtitles:  English

In a remote Norwegian village the weaving roads have become the subject of controversy. Assuming the role of detective, the documentary investigates the bewildering phenomena of car skid marks and their mysterious appearance. Winding, looping, curving, the hypnotising patterns reveal unexpected frictions in the village. Some brand the skid marks as an irresponsible and dangerous act, while others view the mesmerizing marks as a form of art.

 

International competition THE BEST ANIMATION
NEKO NO HI / CAT DAYS
Jon Frickey | Germany, Japan 2018 | Animation | 12 min
language: Japanese, subtitles: English

Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor’s. She diagnoses a harmless condition. But it shakes the core of the boy’s identity.

 

Internatioinal competition DIPLOMA OF MERIT
KAKSI RUUMISTA RANNALLA / TWO BODIES ON A BEACH
Anna Paavilainen | Finland 2019 | Fiction | 20 min
language:  Finnish, subtitles: English

A WOMAN wakes up on a beach tied in a plastic press wearing only underwear and high heels. “Not again”, she sighs and decides to track down the enemy and strike back. She gets a companion from AN OLDER WOMAN, who has been pushed to the borders of society.  During their journey through classical cinematic landscapes these nameless women from different generations struggle to connect and understand each other’s perspectives while their passion for men and male attention gets in away.

 

International competition AUDIENCE AWARD, EFA-NOMINATION, THE BEST FICTION
CADOUL DE CRACIUN / THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
Bogdan Muresanu | Romania 2018 | Fiction | 20 min
language: Romanian,  subtitles: English

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.

 

National competition DIPLOMA OF MERIT
SUPER COMFORT
Kirsikka Saari | Finland 2018 | Fiction | 15 min
language:Finnish, subtitles: English

A tragi-comedy about Taina (52) and the loneliness that can set in when the children are out of the house.