The Best of Tampere Film Festival

17.03.2018

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

Sat 17 Mar 2018 at 2 pm

Price 8e
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Duration approx. 2 h
NB! The doors will be closed after the screening has started, please arrive on time.

Films

International competition GRAND PRIX
INTIMITY
Elodie Dermange, Switzerland 2017, Animation, 5 min
Language: English

As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself.

 

International competition DIPLOMA OF MERIT, SPECIAL PRICE FOR JINZHEN FILM FESTIVAL
KÖTÜ KIZ / WICKED GIRL
Ayce Kartal, France, Turkey 2017, Animation 8 min
Kieli: Turkish, English subtitles

S., 8 years old, is a little Turkish girl with an overflowing imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. As she is in hospital, she is looking back on happy holidays in her grandparents’ village, but dark and terrifying memories emerge and, little by little, begin to make sense.

 

National competition, DIPLOMA OF MERIT
POLTE / FLAME
Sami Van Ingen, Finland 2018, Experimental, Fiction, 15 min
English subtitles

A fractured melodrama, based on damaged frames from the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937) directed by Teuvo Tulio.

 

International competition, BEST DOCUMENTARY, EFA-NOMINATION
SOCIUMIS PATIMARI / PRISONER OF SOCIETY
Rati Tsiteladze, Georgia, Latvia 2017, Documentary, 15 min
Language: Georgia, English subtitles

Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman trapped between personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents amid the growing tensions provoked by LGBT politics in Georgia. Focused on family, members of which reveal hidden fears, hopes and motives, the film connects the seemingly separate realities and poses the question – what it means to be a stranger in your own home and country.

 

YOUTH JURY’S DIPLOMA OF MERIT, UUSI KINO PRIZE
RUUSUKOTO / ROSE GARDEN
Hannu-Pekka Peltomaa, Finland 2017, Fiction, 22 min
Language: Finnish, English subtitles

‘We need to get out of here’ Rose Garden is an absurd story about institutionalized elderly care and lust for life.

 

International competition DIPLOMA OF MERIT
TAGHI / REVOLT
Koorosh Asgari, Iran 2018, Fiction, 17 min
Language: Farsi,  English subtitles

A boatwoman who makes a living with carrying passengers encounters a prostitute who travels sometimes with her. She asks the boatwoman to take her somewhere around the marsh. The prostitute asks her to have an eye on her in case she gets delayed. After a few minutes, she hears the sound of something breaking and enters the conflict between the prostitute and her customer to support her. This happening leads to closeness between these two women. When the boatwoman comes back home and sees her husband carousing with his friend, she decides to abandon the home forever.

 

YOUTH JURY’S PRIZE  
MUISTIKUVIA / REMINISCENSCES
Reetta Neittaanmäki, Erika Weiste, Finland 2017, Animaation, Documentary, 13 min
Language: Finnish, English subtitles

The animation documentary examines memory processes via the recollections of four interviewees. What are the memories that linger and what kinds of memories are revived, when a person is requested to tell their life story freely, without being directed towards any subjects or themes?

 

National competition MAIN PRIZE (under 30 min.), RISTO JARVA PRIZE   
EATNANVULOŠ LOTTIT – MAAN SISÄLLÄ LINNUT / BIRDS IN THE EARTH
Marja Helander, Finland, Norway 2018, Experimental, Fiction, 11 min

Sami dance students Birit and Katja Haarla dance through the villages and lost woods of Sápmi all the way to where the important decisions are made. The polarity of Nature and the Western way of life is filtered through sharp humour.

 

International competition, BEST ANIMATION
NEGATIVE SPACE
Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter, France 2017, Animation, 6 min
Language: English

My dad taught me how to pack.

 

National competition, SPECIAL PRIZE     
KATTO / THE CEILING
Teppo Airaksinen, Finland 2017, Fiction, 15 min
Language:  Finnish,  English subtitles

On the brink of divorce a middle aged man, Olavi, retreats to his cabin by the lake. After a few days he finds that the ceiling has come down making him unable to stand up straight. His friend Tuomas arrives and insists that something has to be done whereas Olavi is content with the limited space. The two men start lifting the ceiling – but which of the men is really in need of help?