Abandoned Land uses Finland as an allegory to approach recent changes of the European infrastructure and society with images, prosaic narration and music. Before the depicted environment was abandoned it had grown to meet the demands of its society. Now useless, the video observes and documents the changes in our time from the reconstruction after world war II to present time.
A fractured melodrama, based on damaged frames from the last minutes of the only remaining nitrate reel of the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937) directed by Teuvo Tulio.
Siblings who are living in a small town abduct a man and take him to a summer cottage by a lake. Is it because of revenge or is there something else going on? This action initiates the story which progresses between two parallel timelines. The secret is revealed bit by bit.
Tora, a two-mouthed tigerlike creature runs into Pinki who seems to think Tora is its mother.
Raimo (65) takes his date Birgitta (63) to a summer place which is already set for the winter.
While Birgitta flirts and plays, Raimo seems to have an underlying agenda for the visit.
Inflation has resulted in the Zimbabwe dollar completely losing its value. Banknotes are literally recyclable goods, turned into tablecloths and lampshades, for example. In the Harare slums, which are rife with crime, valuable US dollar banknotes must be concealed in clothing, which means that the notes quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria.
There is a line of men chasing us through a city where we can’t run. The escape is gruelling, our feet are wet and we drown deeper. We are not afraid, we have seen this before. This film is based on personal recordings of people narrating their recurring dreams.