Still Lives

24 OCT / 16:00 / Sal 3
26 OCT / 12:00 / Sal 3

An experimental stop motion animation starring traditional figurines from folk art from various times and places. Accompanied by a soundtrack of narrators facing the pressures of modern life, these characters explore the theme of busy stillness from different points of view in seven separate scenes.

  • Directed by: Elli Vuorinen
  • Country: Finland, 2019
  • Time: 9m 2s
  • Type: Stop motion
  • Production: Terhi Väänänen
  • Animation: Elli Vuorinen
  • Company: Pyjama Films

Elli Vuorinen is an independent animation director, who lives and works in rural Finland. Her works often balance between surreal, delightful and disgusting. Although her approach is often humoristic, the films deal with significant themes of melancholy, solitude and hope. Elli’s style is versatile – blending minimal and handcrafted, she creates works that are playful and bold. Different animation techniques inspire her work. Elli’s farm studio allows her to work with everything between large scale stop motion to 2D computer animation. She graduated as an Animation Director from Turku Arts Academy. Her five previous films have been shown at various festivals and won numerous awards. She has done many commissioned works and worked in several TV and film productions as an animator, editor, director and designer.