Thursday, April 19, 2012

New classification exercises

The Finnish Board of Film Classification was abolished in December 2011, and a new office, Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media, was established in January 2012. Now everybody gets to do their film classification themselves, and more than a hundred people have been trained so far. During my years at the Finnish Film Archive / National Audiovisual Archive of Finland this is the fourth film classification legislation, and I participated also in the new classification training with 16 movies and 5 trailers:

Antichrist (Lars von Trier, DK 2009) - Andersen wrote a tale called Emperor's New Clothes - thanks to this exercise I got to see this movie (with Charlotte Gainsbourg cutting her clitoris off in extreme close-up)
Reindeerspotting (FI 2010) - heavy use of drugs
Nip/Tuck (Muodon vuoksi). Fourth Season, Episode 7: Burt Landau (tv series, US 2007) - plastic surgery entertainment
Armadillo (DK 2010) - Danish soldiers face the Taliban
Black Swan (US 2010) - nightmares and anxiety
Requiem for a Dream (US 2000) - heavy use of drugs
Jackass 3.5 (US 2011) - real injuries as entertainment
Mononoke-hime (JP 1997) - the power of animation
Suden vuosi (FI 2007) - love and anxiety
Sex Drive (US 2008) - teen sex comedy
Sex and the City 2 (US 2009) - sex comedy
Home Alone 4 (US 2003) - comedy injuries as entertainment
Ice Age (US 2001) - anxiety in children's animation
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti (FI 2010) - anxiety in children's animation
Trailer New Year's Eve (US 2011) - romantic comedy
Trailer Elias og jakten på havets gull (NO 2010) - anxiety in children's animation
Trailer The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (US 2011) - modern horror
Trailer In Time (US 2011) - modern science fiction
Trailer The Thing (US 2011) - modern horror / scifi
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Stjärnregn (Tähtisade, FI 2004), D: Peter Snickars, based on the novel Porträttet av direktör Rask by Fredrik Lång, loc: Närpes (Pohjanmaa) starring Caius Honkanen (Erik), Birthe Wingren (Elin), Carl-Kristian Rundman (Stig-Evert), Jonathan Wiik (Kari), Sue Lemström (Dorrit), Mats Holmqvist (Holmlund), Alpo Rintamäki (Alfons), 25 min. Drama of anxiety set in the 1960s.
Ginga densetsu Weed / Weed / Hopeanuoli, Episode 4 (tv series, JP 2005-2006) - anxiety in animation

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