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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Virke Lehtinen

IMAGE

Virke Lehtinen

MONTAGE

Tuuli Kuittinen, Juuso Lavonen

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Filmiryhmä oy, YLE, Finnish Film Foundation

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Filmiryhmä oy

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Ce film étudie la trinité de la coïncidence, de la mémoire et de l'image. "Les hasards dirigent la vie. Par hasard j'ai filmé des événments que je ne voulais même pas voir". Virke Lehtinen

Our lives are shaped by coincidences. At least that’s the point of view that strikes Virke Lehtinen as he revises the images of his life. He has worked as a cinematographer and documentary film director since the 1960s. There are enough events in his archive that were unintentionally exposed, as it were. A burning car by the side of the road on a snowy night is one of them. The camera stoically keeps recording while the cinematographer – Lehtinen – leaps onto the scene to help. The images haunt him. Is it really all coincidence? Which leaf falls from the tree at what time, whether we get cancer or not – and what we remember? For isn’t memory dependent on an infinite number of components? The director turns his thesis into a visual principle, allowing himself to be guided from one image to the next, giving his thoughts free rein while everything is being woven into a dense carpet of motives. In the back of the spectator’s mind there may emerge an idea which the narrator of the epilogue of the cult movie "Magnolia" expresses in view of a sheer endless chain of accidents: "And you really want to tell me this is coincidence? That can’t be the answer!" With quiet melancholy, Lehtinen creates an artful essay film about the fateful connection between coincidence, memory and film images, which could also be interpreted as a kind of found footage autobiography. (Lars Meyer

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