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Niina Suominen

A Finnish Fable, 05:35, Color, Stereo, FI, 2011

Sphinx Award

After several hours of discussion, an international jury composed of Leila Topić, Zoran Bojović and Čed Pakuševskij decided to reward work “A Finnish Fable” by Niina Souminen with the “Sphinx” award. This work explores the idea of excess free time or certain disorientation within the frame of late capitalist society. In addition, the author deconstructs stereotypes of “perfect” life in the Scandinavian countries: in a world where everything is precisely regulated human being has become a puppet. Also, it is worthwhile to consider the permeating witty music and animation in the final procedures that result in entertaining film which boldly explores the idea of free time.
Snapshots of the life of a mannequin in the countryside.