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