Strange Walls by Martta Tuomaala and Mikko Keskiivari

Ella Tarmo, Elihu Galvan and Heikki Nousiainen

Last week we told that two films by our fine art students are invited to the domestic competition of Tampere Film Festival. (Read the story) Swallow your Fears by Laura Rytkönen was earlier introduced on our blog. Now it is time to introduce Strange Walls by Martta Tuomaala and Mikko Keskiivari:

Strange Walls tells a warm-hearted story of a teen-age girl and her grandfather. They live quiet life together in a small village in the countryside. Though they care about each other very much, communication between them seems difficult. The stagnant atmosphere suddenly changes when unexpected guests arrive.

Strange Walls talks about different attitudes and similarities between generations and cultures. It is also a story about expectations towards family concentrated on the research of social structures and communication.

The project is supported by AVEK, The promoting Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Heidi Tikka 2010.

Grandpa - Heikki Nousiainen
The Girl - Ella Tarmo
The Guest - Elihu Galvan
The motorcycle man - Lasse Rantanen
The VJ - Paula Lehtonen
The Cat - Bancha

Directed, produced and screenplay by Mikko Keskiivari and Martta Tuomaala
Cinematographer: Kerttu Hakkarainen
Editor: Ville Hakonen
Music: Mikko Keskiivari
Costume Designer: Liisa Ahlfors
Tampere Film Festival March 9-13 2011