Realms

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    Realms

    Valtakunnat

    Directed by

    Finland

    2018

    20 min

    • No dialogue

    Experimental

    Exploring geological epochs and kingdoms of life, REALMS voyages through deep time from the primeval ocean to a post-human future. The film employs visual storytelling, seeking to replace the anthropocentric worldview with greater attention to the complex interrelationships and dependencies between organisms, and between animate and inanimate nature.

    Awards

    • Golden Shade Equipment Rental Prize (the Light House and the Camera House) - Tampere FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Patrik Söderlund
    Cinematography
    Jussi Eerola
    Editing
    Mika Taanila
    Jussi Eerola
    Music
    Max Savikangas
    Production
    ELOKUVAYHTIO TESTIFILMI OY
    Patrik Söderlund

    Patrik Söderlund

    Finland

    Writer and director Patrik Söderlund is the founding member of artist duo ic-98. REALMS is his first film. With backgrounds in visual arts and cultural studies, Söderlund and Visa Suonpää’s 20-year collaboration as ic-98 has produced artist publications, site and context-specific projects and interventions, animated moving-image installations and various public commissions. The duo received the Finnish State Art Prize in 2009 and represented Finland at the Venice Biennale in 2015 with their short film HOURS, YEARS, AEONS, which was picked by Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Their work has been shown extensively at museums, biennials and festivals in Europe, Asia and America.