A poem to read when I’m gone

Anu Pennanen

STATUS : POSTPRODUCTION

TECHNICAL INFO

Film Title: A poem to read when I’m gone

Genre: Experimental

Type of film: Short film

Format: Red 7 K HD

Running Time: 29 minutes

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1

Countries of Production: Finland

Producer: Stéphane Querrec

Date of Production: 2019

 

WORLD SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

Palo Productions

Web: www.paloproductions.com

E-mail: info@paloproductions.com Address: Porintie 2 D 50, 00350 Helsinki, Finland

SYNOPSIS

A man escapes from Berlin’s Tempelhof refugee camp, but finds no place. Surviving from winter till summer on the streets, the exiled experiences nonetheless a loss of heart. Afraid to disappear, he asks a prostitute to carry instructions, a poem to read when he will be “gone”.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The film is structured around several monologues delivered as our character is moving about in the circular topography of the Berlin marginal “outplaces”: from construction site to a cash machine, metro stations and the bare streets. The protagonist is not an archetype stating the horrors of clandestinity: instead he speaks, thinks and challenges us in an original language; broken, subversive, traumatic, to tell what it feels like to be locked outside within the transparent walls of fortress Europe.

CREDITS

CAST Korkmaz Arslan (lead); Yazmeen Baker

DIRECTOR Anu Pennanen

WRITER Stéphane Querrec

PRODUCER Palo Productions

CO-PRODUCERS AVEK The Promotion Centre for Audio-visual Culture (Finland)

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Katharina Dießner

1st ASSISTANT CAMERA Isabel Alvarez

SOUND RECORDIST Niko LeFort

EDITING Anu Pennanen 

SOUND DESIGN Pelle Venetjoki

SET MANAGER Elisa Rosi

PRODUCTION MANAGER Stéphane Querrec

COSTUMES Anna Scholich

MAKE UP Nuria de Lario, Samantha Pottmaier

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

AVEK / TAIKE / VISEK / Alfred Kordelin Fondation