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Haru, Island of the Solitary

Country: Finland
Year: 1998
Duration: 43'
Direction: Kanerva Cederström, Riikka Tanner
Writer: Tove Jansson
Cinematographer: Tuulikki Pietilä, Tove Jansson
Editor: Kanerva Cederström, Riikka Tanner
Sound: Pekko Pesonen
Voice Over: Birgitta Ulfsson
Production: Hanna Hemilä, Lumifilm Ltd

Long stay. For 25 years, the pair of artists, Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä, went to the island of Klovharu, in the Gulf of Finland every summer, with a close-up of a paradise that was mathematical in this case: between 1964 and 1990 and always from May to September. Jansson, the famous writer of children’s stories about the Mumin family, narrates the tale. Her partner, the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietilä, filmed it in 20 hours on Super8. 25 years on a remote island are enough to know that when all of the pulses of nature fail, all that is left is to celebrate it. Then is the time to dance with your shadow, dissect the clouds, keep a diary called Landscape Changes or talk to a pigeon called Pellura, which answers back.

Kanerva Cederström, Riikka Tanner

(Helsinki, Finland, 1949)

Her filmography includes over 20 documentaries and film essays. Her work is characterised by covering the passing of time, experience and memory elements, as well as for having a close relationship between literature and the visual arts. She has given Documentary Film classes at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. In 2000, she won the Finland National Art Prize.

(Helsinki, Finland, 1949)

Journalist, writer and film director living and working in Helsinki. She has written Linda kulkee keskellä tietä (2005) and Käheä-ääninen tyttö (2009). She began to work with Kanerva Cederström in the 1980s. Together, they directed and edited the film, Haru, Island of the Solitary (1998).

Joint filmografía:

Paikan henki (1986)
Työttömän pöytäkirja (1994)
Haru, Island of the Solitary (1998)
Tove ja Tooti Euroopassa (2004)

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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