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Film screening. Wallflower. 2006. Finland. Directed by Pilvi Takala. 10 min.


The Finnish artist Pilvi Takala strives for ‘seeing the ordinary in a different perspective’. To do so she calls into question limits of the conventional and illustrates stereotypes of human relations. It is Pilvi herself who mostly plays the main role in her films. Wallflower was filmed in a dance school for ‘those in their thirties’. Pilvi comes in a vivid ball dress but nobody invites her to dance. The girl spends the night waiting while watching other dancers leaving one after another. At last she meets her partner in the empty dance room.

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In the framework of the Deconstruction of Сinematic Realities Film Program.  

GARAGE SCREEN is dedicated to exploring all forms of 20th and 21st century moving image work as a core component of contemporary culture. It explores and reflects key issues addressed by artists and filmmakers, tracks the evolution of the medium and considers its role at the crossroads of fine art, popular culture, cinema, media and documentary practices.
GARAGE SCREEN is developed by Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s film program as part of its Educational Program. Screenings and related events tackle the theoretical and practical issues raised by cinema.

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