Cinema Project: Work By Susanna Helke
Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Susanna Helke is a documentary filmmaker and film theorist from Finland. She will be in Portland for a special one-night only screening of four of her films, two of which are in 35mm and two that are in video.
These films are co-directed with Virpi Suutari and blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction. Helke’s personal description of the films places them in the realm of “replayed reality.” The two films are: White Sky, which offers up a portrait of a Russian family trying to get by while living under the shadow of an enormous nickel plant, while Sin is a “documentary of daily offenses.” The two videos, War and Spring, are both commentaries on Finnish youth.
The Sin [1996, 35mm, color, sound, 33 min.]
Spring [2006, Beta, color, sound, 16 min.]
War [2006, Beta, color, sound, 5 min.]
White Sky [1998, 35mm, color, sound, 54 min.]
Watch an excerpt from The Sin: