Short film, duration 8’20”, 2006
Rondo is an experimental short film shot on 8mm film that contains no dialogue and is based on a circular structure. The film attempts to describe a state of mind of a person in between events, experiencing change. The actions of the performers reveal very little of their personality, and the plot is rather a reference to the basic epic plot structure than a narrative. The music of the film plays an important role, approaching the content of the film hand in hand with the cinematography.
Rondo was part of my graduation work for the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. It was first exhibited as a video installation. The film has then been screened world-widely in numerous film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation in 2007.
Directing & Script: Marja Viitahuhta (former Mikkonen)
Cinematography: Sini Liimatainen
Actors: Jaana Pirskanen and Hermanni Yli-Tepsa
Edit: Hannele Majaniemi
Sound design: Sakari Luhtala
Scenography: Tuomo Truhponen
Music: Taneli Viitahuhta (former Tuominen), Hermanni Yli-Tepsa and Robin Ellis
Production: Marja Viitahuhta / Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
Production fund: AVEK
Distribution support: Finnish Film Foundation SES