Friday, March 11, 2016

Eleganssi / Elegance

Virpi Suutari | Finland 2015 | Documentary | 26 min
PC: Euphoria Films Oy. P+D+SC: Virpi Suutari. DP: Jani Kumpulainen. S: Olli Huhtanen. ED: Jussi Rautaniemi. M: Sanna Salmenkallio.
    Tampere Film Festival (TFF), National Competition 11
    11+12 March, 2016, Plevna 5, 2

TFF: "Elegance is a short film about a group of Finnish men, and the style and elegance of hunting partridge and pheasant. The film’s protagonists are all wealthy men, for whom hunting is a treasured hobby, a passion and a way of life. The film unfolds in three acts on a scenic autumnal field. Meet the three businessmen: Nokia’s former CEO, Jorma Ollila, engineering company Kone Oy’s owner, Antti Herlin, and the charming narrator, Publishing Company Otava’s former CEO, Heikki A. Reenpää. His narration leads the viewer through hunting expeditions, creates the mood and introduces the people. Almost equally important are the gentlemens’ dogs: handsome pointers and setters, whose pedigrees, abilities and hunting prowess ultimately determine whether any birds are caught at all."

AA: I blogged about the delicious Eleganssi at DocPoint.

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