The Best of Tampere Film Festival14.03.2020
Featuring a selection of prize-winning films from the Tampere Film Festival, the screening at the Kiasma Theatre is already a tradition.
Sat 14 Mar at 14.00
Total duration approx. 2h
Films in the screening:
International competition, best animation
NÅGOT ATT MINNAS
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER
Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden 2019, Animation, 5 min
Language: Swedish, subtitles: English
A lullaby before the great disaster. Two pigeons visit a zoo without animals, a snail measures his blood pressure at the doctor, in the CERN laboratory something has gone terribly wrong. Six moments from our age, like memories of the world we leave behind.
National competition (under 30min.), Main Prize & Prize of Youth Jury
Maija Blåfield, Finland 2020, Documentary, 30 min
Language: Korean, English, subtitles: English
The Fantastic is a film about imagination and encountering the unknown. Former North Koreans describe their experiences of watching forbidden foreign films. What did they imagine the world outside to be like on the basis of smuggled fiction films?
National competition (under 30min), Special Mention of Youth Jury
Emma Louhivuori, Finland 2019, Animation, 7 min
A woman’s life is difficult because her head is a cat.
International competition, Grand Prix
Randa Maroufi, France, Morocco 2019, Experimental, Documentary, 20 min
Language: Arabic, Spanish, subtitles: English
BAB SEBTA is a series of reconstructions of situations observed in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on Moroccan soil. This place is the scene of a traffic of manufactured goods and sold at a discount. Thousands of people work there every day.
International competition, best fiction
Wassim Geagea, Lebanon, Qatar 2019, Fiction, 17 min
Language: Arabic, subtitles: English
Following the death of his mother, 9-year-old Elias goes to extreme lengths to naively bring her back from Jesus’ heaven all while defying his faith…
National competition (under 30min), special prize
ONKO SULLA NÄLKÄ?
ARE YOU HUNGRY?
Teemu Niukkanen, Finland 2019, Fiction, 12 min
Language: Finnish, subtitles: English
A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.
Risto Jarva prize & Tampere nominee for European Audience Award
TO TEACH A BIRD TO FLY
Minna Rainio, Mark Roberts, Finland 2020, Documentary, Fiction, 24 min
To Teach a Bird to Fly is an experimental docufiction film that explores bird extinction and climate change through a fictionalized story told from the perspective of the future. The film follows the Waldrapp project in Germany, where a young woman helps breed and hand-raise the birds. She teaches them to migrate by following a light aircraft across the Alps to their wintering grounds in Tuscany.