Friday, March 11, 2016

Substandard / Ala-arvoinen

Mika J. Ripatti | Finland 2015 | Fiction | 12 min
P: Anssi Perttala. D+SC+ED: Mika J. Ripatti. DP: Jyrki Arnikari. S+M: Pekka Sassi. Contact: Mika J. Ripatti.
    Tampere Film Festival (TFF), National Competition 10
    11+12 March, 2016, Plevna 5, 2

TFF: "Mediterranean sea! It has crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, sun and fun for the whole family!"

AA: A comedy about the substandard. A black and white anti-travel movie. Two middle-aged gentlemen stay in the basement like in a prison and watch boys playing outside from the rainy street from the window above. They project 8 mm films from the Mediterranean and record a commentary for the low quality film. The film is broken, a join needs to be made. "Lampedusa island near the African coast. Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, sun and fun for all the family. Sadly now also known as the boat graveyard." "Gibraltar, with a monkey, a different kind of refugee from Africa". The boys' ball crashes their basement window. The 8 mm film starts to burn, and the situation is being seen in 8 mm. The fire extinguisher is not functioning, a Greek captain starts to play, they dance, and world outside joins in the rhythm.

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