This first complete international retrospective celebrates fifty years of Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio’s filmmaking. The Finnish observer of nature and alternative lifestyles and the indigenous Nenets dedicated their work to the indigenous peoples of the North. Heirs to Flaherty, they documented the life of at least nine different indigenous nations and directed the first fiction films in Nenets language. The diversity of cultures portrayed in their films corresponds to their richness of approaches to the art of cinema, always employing new forms. They keep looking closely into humanity and asking questions: what it means to live, to be human, what role art can play in our lives, how to find the humility to be equal to others—people, animals, nature. Is paradise indeed lost?
By the way:
A Chronicle of Farewells, by Boris Nelepo
Something like a Map of Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio’s Cinematic Universe, by Boris Nelepo
A Brief History of Disappearing, by Boris Nelepo
The Sacrifice, by Anastasia Lapsui