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Wolfman

Wolfman

Wolfman is a film about a man who has taught himself the language and ways of wolves, and witnessed their fates. The film is based on his video diaries collected over the course of 13 years. During the years Seppo Ronkainen took the camera everywhere and was able to shoot the everyday life of the wolves and confrontations between humans and wild animals. The unique material shows how Seppo became expert on subject and one of the wolves, the Wolfman. It is a story about the contradictory relationship between people and an endangered animal.

Canned dreams

Canned dreams

Canned Dreams is a lyrical journey across the world. It builds a portrait of ordinary workers through their own personal stories. All this happens in a frame of following a route of one canned food product, which starts its journey from the other side of the world and travels all across the Europe. Through this amazing trip of over 30 000 km, the film shows the uncountable pair of hands and stories behind this one product, thus making a single can of food the metaphor of a multicultural Europe.

Steam of Life

Steam of Life

Naked Finnish men sit in the sauna and speak straight from their heart. In the warmth of rusty stoves these men cleanse themselves both physically and mentally. The film travels through Finland and the camera joins men in many different saunas to let us hear touching stories about love, death, birth and friendship. In all of its simplicity camera records the landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical pictures. The presence of the characters and the depth of the emotion reaches the limit where it is almost intolerable for the viewer to watch. This film reveals the naked souls of these men exceptionally intimately and creates a poetic portrayal of Finnish men.

Hay Road

Hay Road

This is the story of a man who after living over ten years isolated away from his country, returns to avenge His brother’s death. Inspired by the writings of David Henry Thoreau, he is translating Civil Disobedience into Portuguese. The action is set between 1908 and 1910, between the assassination of the Portuguese King and Prince and the creation of the Portuguese Republic, an era where anarchists who fight against monarchy often cross the path of burglars. On a country where corruption is set, the state representatives try to rob, arrest and kill innocents, and the main character, Alberto Carneiro, faces the tyranny of the state, and tries to save the rest of his family, to take them out of the country. But this is a country where nothing changes…