Astika (2006, 8 min, 16mm, Denmark/UK)

A portrait of Astika, who lives on an island in Denmark. He has lived in a run down farm house for 15 years and his project has been to let the land around him grow unchecked, but now he has been forced to move out by people who prefer more pristine neighbours.

“And I bought this place fifteen and a half years ago, and it's a shame to move now because it had been wild and now its… the earth and ground is settled now, so now its really ready to spring to forests, and so I have… and I was… that's one of the reason, one of the only reason I would like to live ten or twenty years more, it was to see how all the wild trees was, how big they would be in ten or twenty years, but now its… over”

Selected screenings:
IFFRotterdam, Jan 2007
Starting from Scratch, Amsterdam/Groningen, Feb 2007
PDX, Portland, April 2007
Colour Out of Space, Brighton, Sept 2007
Chico Documentary Programme, Nov 2007
OVNI Archives, Barcelona, Jan 2008
Les Inattendus, Lyon, Jan 2008
Hamburg Short Film Festival, June 2010

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