Catching

2009 | 00:11:39 | Finland -Argentina| Finnish | 4:3 | stereo | Color

Website: http://aboutcatching.wordpress.com

 

Production & direction: Hannaleena Hauru

Script: Hannaleena Hauru & Tanja Heinänen

Editing: Andrea Zapata-Girau

Starring: Tanja Heinänen

Kaarina (actress Tanja Heinänen) is an unemployed Finnish sawmill worker, who travels to Argentina to work after having enough of the short term jobs and relatioships back up North. The film is a personal statement about the ongoing global transformation of the forest industry.

“Catching” continues from the themes of the sawmill related short film “If I Fall”, by Hannaleena Hauru, 2007. The film is opening a universal aspect to the issues about forest industry – work, and the search of love. “Catching” is combining everyday work to a poetic context with a dramaturgic structure following a cross-section of a tree.

 

 

Festivals and screenings:

15.11.2009  Lens Politica Film Festival / Helsinki, Finland (Premiere, 11/2009)

28.03.2010 Kinos 10 lyhytelokuvafestivaali / Lahti, Finland

09-18.04.2010 12th Mecal International Short Film Festival / Barcelona, Spain

03.05.2010 56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International competition / Oberhausen, Germany

25.06.2010 Cultures of Economy, Radialsystem V / Berlin, Germany

20.08.2010 Blue Sea Film Festival / Rauma, Finland  -Third Prize-

2011 Oberhausen on tour (Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France, U.K., Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Austria, Romania and Switzerland)

14.01.2012 Malmitalo / Helsink, Finland