1986: 1 movie

posted on 2015 December 21

Varjoja paratiisissa 
Written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Produced by Mika Kaurismäki
Cinematography by Timo Salminen
Editing by Raija Talvio
Art Direction by Pertti Hilkamo and Heikki Ukkonen
Costumes by Tuula Hilkamo
Starring Matti Pellonpää and Kati Outinen

   The structure of it is a modern fairytale. A woman is trapped in an ugly land wishes to escape, but which suitor should she pick? Which one is the prince? Shot in Finland, the camera movements swoop and capture the normalcy of the town, but in a way that lifts it, enlarges and deepens it, until it feels like a vast and painterly wonderland. The acting and writing are simple, direct, and sincere, but it's the subtle under-layer of sweetness and humor that makes it a treasured movie.
   The title translates from Finnish to "Shadows in paradise".

No comments:

Post a Comment