Tero Puha Original 25.2.–4.3.2021

Tero Puha’s short film Original was available for streaming as a part of Hippolyte’s on-line programme 25 Feb –4 March 2021

Finalized in 2020, Original is Tero Puha’s latest short film. Shot amid the luscious greenery of a park in Madrid, the film shows its protagonist, well aware of his looks, encountering a great surprise while bird watching. The piece has no dialogue, but the story is carried forward from its serene beginning to a chaotic ending through intense soundscapes and a dynamic atmosphere that bring to mind TV thrillers.

Typically to Tero Puha’s works, Original deals with the challenges of living as an individual, and as a man in particular. His works portray certain manifestations of masculinity through a viewpoint that is often tragicomic. This is highlighted with references to movies and popular culture, which remain recurring and essential elements in his body of moving image works.

You can stream the short film stored on Vimeo here until the end of Thursday 4 March 2021. Duration 8min 29sec. The work has been produced with the kind support from The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK.

(still images: Tero Puha)