Pienkaupunkisinfonia: 96100-97690 / Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690

Panu Johansson
Completion year: 2018
Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690
Year of Production: 2018
Running Time: 10min49s
Originally shot in Super-8 (Kodak Vision 3 200T), transferred to 4K video.

“Picturing a Micropolis: 96100-97690” is a city symphony and short experimental film that depicts Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. The film is not only a result of years of filming and grass-roots level observing, but also an entity in which all the details captured on film - images, memories, seasons and neighbourhoods - are swarmed to the viewers retina as an intense kinetic stream. Eventually the grainy mass of shots forms a new kind of bare image of the city, which also reflects on a larger scale Finland's real national landscapes: forest-encircled suburbs made of concrete.

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