Vialliset otteet (2009)

“Vialliset otteet” is a docufiction about Elina and Ari (26) and their unconventional relationship. The film is mixing material based on true events and feelings, true dreams, imaginined things, fictive events and documentary. It’s my bachelor’s thesis work for ELO Helsinki Film School.

In its first screenings in TaiK “Vialliset otteet” consisted of parts where the actors were performing live to the film audience. The process of making the film consisted of researching how the emotional appeal in the live and filmed material was received by the audience. The final tape version of the film is the conclusion of a process, where for over a year the director and the two main actors, Tanja Heinänen and Eugene Kleparski, studied the differences of presence and reality gained in live performances in opposition to the presence on the screen. Hannaleena Hauru made her theoretical study on trying to achieve a realistic feel to fictive material. Also the project was a study on various acting and directing methods, seeking for a more “authentic” cinema. One focus point was in achieving an “improvised” feeling to strictly written scenes.

The film ends to a 5-minute counterpart made for the script of “Vialliset otteet”.

We made a special “DVD version” of the performative film. It’s in two parts here:

DIRECTOR Hannaleena Hauru

SCRIPT Hannaleena Hauru

PRODUCER Hannaleena Hauru

CINEMATOGRAPHY Aarne Tapola, Jan-Niclas Jansson, Hannaleena Hauru

SOUND Hannaleena Hauru

EDITING Hannaleena Hauru, Lasse Poser

SET BUILDERS Jouko Raudasoja, Juha-Matti Toppinen,

OTHER: Tommi Kainulainen, Jarno Muhonen (sound recordists)
Pietari Peltola (assist. cinematography)

Tanja Heinänen (Elina)
Eugene Kleparski (Ari)

Featuring: Pirjo Heikkilä, Hanna Juvonen, Robert Grunow, Lasse Poser.

Homepage of the film.