Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Tampere Film Festival Opening

Tullikamari, Tampere, 7 March 2012.

Live Sand Animation © is the idea, and the creation of Ferenc Cakó. He created the unique Live Sand Animation Show in 1996. - AA: A fascinating live animation show projected live. Ferenc Cakó is a master who continues in the tradition of Winsor McCay's chalk talks and other wizards of lightning sketches.

Estonia | Viro 2010
Fiction | 15 min | DVD | col.
Director: Anu Aun
Script: Anu Aun
Cinematography: Mart Taniel
Sound: Horret Kuus
Editing: Margo Siimon
Music: Jaagup Roomet
Production: Margo Siimon, Laura Talvet, Luxfilm
When Miina, apparently wealthy woman is caught shoplifting, a female police officer Mare treats her with obvious contempt. Also, Mare is disturbed by the fact that her male colleague seems to feel sorry for the beautiful thief. She considers Miina as a rival and decides to teach her a lesson. - AA: Vigorous characterization and storytelling with undercurrents about class and sex discrimination.

Portugal | Portugali 2009
Fiction | 6 min | 35 mm | col.
Director: Nuno Rocha
Script: Nuno Rocha
Cinematography: Nuno Rocha
Sound: Nuno Rocha
Editing: Nuno Rocha
Production: Nuno Rocha
A night watchman spends the time in a basketball court throwing a ball into the basket. He has become an expert. His ego rises when he shows his abilities to a simple cleaning employee, who also like him, is there all night. - AA: A comedy where the skinny cleaner beats the athletic watchman through his mathematical skills.

Finland | Suomi 2003
Fiction | 5 min | 35mm | col.
Director: Saara Cantell
Script: Saara Cantell, Paula Tuovinen
Cinematography: Rauno Ronkainen
Sound: Pekka Karjalainen
Editing: Saara Cantell, Kimmo Taavila
Music: Pekka Karjalainen
Production: Periferia Productions Oy/Outi Rousu
Even after a 30-year marriage, there is still room for new photographs in the family album. - AA: An original perspective to a long term relationship realized via dance choreography and pantomime at the photographer's studio.

Austria | Itävalta 2005
Experimental | 15 min | Beta | b&w
Director: Mara Mattuschka, Chris Haring
Cinematography: Josef Nermuth
Editing: Mara Mattuschka
Music: Glim
A performance of transformation, a transformance, changes its medium and encounters a camera, which plays dance music under the secret eye of a room that bends and twists along with it. - AA: a stark performance art video.

Sweden | Ruotsi 2011
Animation | 13 min | DigiBeta | col.
Director: Johannes Nyholm
Script: Johannes Nyholm
Animation: Johannes Nyholm
Cinematography: Johannes Nyholm
Sound:Johannes Nyholm
Music: Björn Olsson, Goyo Ramos
Editing: Johannes Nyholm
Production: Johannes Nyholm
A middle-aged lady on a holiday in the sun tries to make new friends and have a good time. The role is played by a one year old girl, the rest of the cast are marionette puppets. - AA: a parodistic summer holiday animation with one live performer (the one year old baby) amongst the dolls.

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