FlamePolte / Flamme

Short Films, Finland 2018, 15 Min., no dialogue

Teuvo Tulio’s 1937 melodrama “Silja – Fallen Asleep While Young” was long believed to have been completely lost after a 1959 studio fire destroyed all negatives and prints. But in 2015, a nitrate reel was discovered at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. Using those few damaged fragments, Sami van Ingen has edited together a fascinatingly engrossing melodrama, complemented by references to the transience of the material itself.

Director Sami van Ingen

Producer Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola

Cast Regina Linnanheimo, Kille Oksanen, Rakel Leino

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