The Force That Through The Green Fire Fuels The Flower (Fargone Films, 2011, 7.52mins, UK) is a contemporary silent film, which follows a man through a journey of memories in the course of one night.
Finnish/National premiere at the 26th Midnight Sun Film Festival in Lapland.
International premiere at the 30th Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto in Italy with Stephen Horne's live accompaniment.
28th Helsinki Short Film Festival (Nominated for Best Student Film) // Future Shorts Finnish Tour various cities (Finland) // Short & Sweet (Toronto, Canada) // Online Film Fund Screening Roundhouse (London, UK) // Kinos Lahti, Finland // Toronto Silent Film Festival, Canada // The British Silent Film Festival, Cambridge, UK 2012 // Cine-East Film Festival, London // Forssa Silent Film Festival, Finland
"The work has its own mesmerizing tone; it really rewards the eye and ear. It's smart and moving. A thoroughly accomplished work."
"It takes '21st Century Silents' to a new level - going far beyond the usual pastiche, to use the silent medium on its own terms and in a fresh and creative way".
“You couldn't imagine the film with dialogue; it's about words unspoken. Stands head and shoulders above most of the modern silent shorts”.
Written & Directed by Otto Kylmälä
Cinematography by Joni Juutilainen
Original Score by Stephen Horne
Art Direction - Saule Norkute
Assistant Director - Jonas Trukanas
Hair & Make-Up - Monica Rossi
Camera Assistants - Ruby Kobayashi & James Chegwyn
Storyboard and Poster Artist - Marga Doek
Ian - Michael Eden
Maggie - Carolyn Lyster
Young man - Edward French
Young girl - Sarah Wolff
Karaoke Lady - Emma Packer
Bartender - Nick Hoad
Doctor - Alan Smith