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
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