Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Puheenvuoro / Taking the Floor

Puheenvuoro. The Tampere City Council. Chair: Sanna Marin.

Tampere Film Festival
K15 | WED/KE 8.3. 18:00 | PLEVNA 2 | alk. / from 8 €


Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen | Finland 2017 | Documentary | 9 min

TFF: On 7 November 2016, the Tampere City Council convenes to discuss the tram.

7.11.2016 Tampereen kaupunginvaltuusto kokoontuu keskustelemaan raitiotievaunusta

AA: Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen are known as among the most imaginative masters of the Finnish short film. This time, in contrast to their previous films, they have no audacious special approach. Puheenvuoro is a straight record of the meetings of the Tampere City Council, focusing on the eternal debate on whether there should be a tram line in the city. The preparations started in 1908, and the first decision was made in 1914, but WWI interrupted the project at the time. [Since this debate was shot, the decision has been made, and the rail construction is taking place.]

There was a roar of laughter in the packed Plevna 2 in the opening screening of Tampere Film Festival as we followed samples from the eternal debate which the stern and brisk young chairwoman Sanna Marin did her best to keep within reason. We learned that Marin herself was present in the cinema.

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