Friday, March 06, 2015

Pojat / The Sons

FI 2014. Fiction. PC: Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu. P: Erkki Perkiömäki, Isabella Karhu. D+SC: Isabella Karhu. DP: Tuomas Peltonen. S+M: Juho Tanskanen. ED: Saana Jurmu. C: Henrik Heselius (Riku), Antti Kaarlela (Jarkko), Mikko Pörhölä (Keijo), Jemina Sillanpää (Noora), Inkeri Mertanen (mother). 17 min
    A student film for directing, cinematography, editing and sound design.
    Tampere Film Festival (National Competition 9), Friday, 6 March 2015

TFF: "The Sons tells the story of three quarrelsome brothers, all whom are united one more time under the roof of their childhood home to confront each other and a looming tragedy in their family."

AA:  Three brothers return to their parental home in the countryside. Mother is not well. She hardly wakes up anymore. They take turns in watching over her. One of the brothers is a bit tense and hard to bear for the others. "Wouldn't it be nice to live here?" asks the young wife. "Everything has changed now".
    The brothers start to quarrel while the dying mother connects with her young daughter-in-law whom she has never met before. It is her hand she holds as she dies, smiling at the familiar sound of the quarreling sons.
    There is a languid approach in this movie. Nothing wrong here, but there is a lack of intensity.

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