Directing & editing: Jonna Kina
Cinematography: Ville Piippo
Foley artists: Élodie Fiat, Gilles Marsalet
Sound technician: Maxence Dussere
Sound mixing: Kirsi Korhonen
Supported by: AVEK, Cité Internationale des Arts, TAIKE
Distributed by: Av-Arkki, Intern Films
Special thanks: Lauri Supponen, Tessa Praun, Juhani Liimatainen, Romain Anklewicz, Lasare Boghossian, Curtis Green, Birgit Onniselkä, Julija Steponaityté.
“Jonna Kina contextualize this uncanny phenomenon — the “trans-sensory” quality of sound – within both Kina’s oeuvre, as well as other historical and contemporary works inside and outside the realm of art. In Arr. for a Scene (2017), Kina explores the structures and forms of cinematic sound – transforming an iconic image — the horrific shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) – into the sonic frequencies of quirky, seemingly innocent, domestic objects.”
-Melissa Ragona, critic & curator, New York
The Winner of Nordisk Panorama Best Nordic Short 2017
"This Award goes to a 5-minute long film shot on 35 mm in one take, because it shows the potential of what short film is when at its best. Shot within a short time, and thanks to the precise simplicity in the execution, it opens up multiple layers: for observation, perception and thinking. We see two people at work, creating something that is invisible – Sound.
There is no distraction, no unnecessary information: all the attention is on the different aspects of sound and how it’s being created.
It is a joy to watch the two foley artists coordinate with one another to create one layer of sound. Even though they are not looking at each other they seem to dance together. Every movement is carefully choreographed, rehearsed and performed with intense concentration. We cannot see what they are looking at – in fact they seem to look at us, the audience, while we are looking at them. Their performance creates a soundtrack for a movie that is not on the screen, but in the head of the viewer. Each viewer sees their own film in front of their inner eye, depending on his or her own individual imagination.
Slowly you start to realize that this soundtrack is familiar to you: the running water of a shower, a shower curtain, a stabbing. The individual imagination shifts into a collective remembrance of an iconic scene from the history of cinema.
As a staged documentary this film blurs the lines between cinema, theatre and art.
It is a film about filmmaking. But it is also a film about the shared experience of cinema.
And it brings us together by tapping into the collective memory we all have – the memory created by iconic movies. All this arranged in one scene and a few minutes."
Motivation by Jury: Anna Henckel Donnersmark (Berlinale), Derek Tan (Viddsee, Singapore) Peter Larsson.