About the Film


Kaarina (actress Tanja Heinänen) is an unemployed Finnish sawmill worker, who travels to Argentina to work after having enough of the short term jobs and relatioships back up North. The film is a personal statement about the ongoing global transformation of the forest industry.

“Catching” continues from the themes of the sawmill related short film “If I Fall”, by Hannaleena Hauru, 2007. The film is opening a universal aspect to the issues about forest industry – work, and the search of love. “Catching” is combining everyday work to a poetic context with a dramaturgic structure following a cross-section of a tree.

CATCHING– short film (2009)

dir: Hannaleena Hauru, Finland/Argentina

Duration: 11 min 39 sec

Screening Format: BETA SP PAL / DV PAL

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Language: Finnish, with English subtitles

Festival history:

Lens Politica, Helsinki, Finland (Premiere, 11/2009)

Kinos 10, lyhytelokuvafestivaali, Lahti, Finland

12th Mecal International Short Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain

56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International competition, Germany

Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s