Metatitanic (2018)

Did you fall in love with Titanic as a teenager? Were you a survivor of one of the world’s biggest emotional shipwrecks?

Hannaleena Hauru (Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara, Love & Anarchy 2017) watched the James Cameron blockbuster for the first time since her teens, and realized all her past relationships have followed a romantic pattern learned from Titanic.

Rose (Hauru) and Billy Zane (Kimi Vilkkula) have a plan: move to a picturesque neighbourhood, get a dog, and get pregnant. However, a middle-class hetero romance isn’t that simple. Stressed-out Rose meets the bohemian Jack (Jussi Lankoski) and lets loose. Is Jack Rose’s Leonardo DiCaprio or just an iceberg?

A metafilm filled with pop cultural references, Metatitanic deconstructs the performative essence of romantic love.

Translation: Arttu Manninen

The short film JUCK(THRUST) is screened before the main film.

Juck (Thrust)

Juck (literally Hump) is the dance group that made its breakthrough in a 2013 viral video, where they pushed the limits for how the female body is allowed to express itself and make a statement. Since then they have ‘humped’ all over the world. A film that swings between documentary, dance and fiction asks the question, “What is femininity?”

Director: Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Duration: 17 min