Underground Film Journal

Antero Alli

Antero Alli was born in Finland, but currently resides in Berkeley, California. He is an underground filmmaker whose work typically explores metaphysical themes and concepts.

He originally began his artistic career as a proponent of paratheatrical performance, a type of theater that seeks to blur the lines between the audience and the performers. The term "paratheatre" was devised by the Polish theater director Jerzy Grotowski.

After writing and directing numerous paratheatrical productions starting in 1976, Alli began making films in 1991. Alli only screens his films publicly during tours of the American west coast, then sells them on DVD.

You can learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.


The Book of Jane (2013)
Flamingos (2012)
To Dream of Falling Upward (2011)
The Invisible Forest (2008)
The Mind Is a Liar and a Whore (2007)
The Greater Circulation (2005)
Bombs & Prayers (2003)
Under a Shipwrecked Moon (2003)
Hysteria (2002)
Fears (2001)
Mouvement (2001)
Roadkill (2001)
Tragos (2001)
A.A. Anti-Philosopher (1999)
Witch Burning (1998)
Lily in Limbo (1996)
The Drivetime (1995)
Cold Force (1994)
Inertia (1994)
Some Pass This Way (1994)
Book of Questions (1993)
Black Sea (1992)
D.U.I. (1991)



Flamingos by Antero Alli is thoroughly remarkable in the way it packs engaging layers of honest emotional and spiritual musings in an extremely constricting framework.