Director: Perttu Saksa, Finland, 30′, poetic documentary film
29 May (Friday), 21.00
PFF encounter with the director Perttu Saksa, moderated by Stefan Palitov
A poetic documentary about the infinite relationship between man and animal. The movie depicts nature photographer and writer Heikki Willamo’s journey to the landscape of post ice-age northern wilderness, an imaginative view of man’s ancient relationship to its prey in an attempt to capture the essence of an animal in an image.
The film is created around the original music of Finnish jazz musicians Verneri Pohjola and Mika Kallio.The music, based on improvisation, is like an emotional language between the man and the animal without the restrictions of written language or fictional stories, making the film а true multisensory experience in which image and sound are in perfect unity.
Perttu Saksa is a Finnish contemporary artist and photographer. He has graduated (MFA) in fine arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and from photography (BA) from the Lahti University of Applied Science and studied art in Icelandic Academy of Arts 1999. Perttu’s photography and video works have been exhibited in various galleries and museums around Europe, including Stadtgalerie Kiel, Felleshus Berlin and Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki City Art Museum and Kiasma – Contemporary Art Museum of Finland. His works can also be found in various public collections. Perttu Saksa lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Director’s page: https://www.perttusaksa.com/silence-as-a-phrase
Animal Image jazz soundtrack (Verneri Pohjola & Mika Kallio): https://verneripohjolamusic.bandcamp.com/album/animal-image