MAAILMA X at Arktisen Upeeta -film festival
MAAILMA X (WORLD X, 2015) will be shown as a part of Arktisen Upeeta film festival at Ilokivi, Jyväskylä, 04.11.2020, 15:30. The screening has free admission, but there is limited seating. You can reserve your seats from https://www.arktisenupeeta.net/in-english/
After the screening there will be a Q&A session with film’s director-editor-producer Seija Hakkarainen, and composer-editor-sound designer Jukka Kaikkonen
Company New World at University of Jyväskylä opening of the academic year on Wednesday 2 September
Arrangements: Musicians and director Hakkarainen
Suolonnis at Karvia Suo Soikoon -festival 28.-29.8.
Kauhaneva’s Suolonni is the rarest animal on the planet. Suolonnis were recently forced into outrageous extinction, and so there are only four individuals left. Suolonnis come from an ancient tribe of human acrobats, which is the reason for their occasional tricky positioning in their laid-back existence.
FRI 28.8. 20-22
by the swamp boardwalk.
Director: Seija Hakkarainen
Company New World presents Corona Live Art in Galleria Hoppa 16 May – 29 May 2020.
Hazmat Hole is a short, interdisciplinary contemporary live art performance in Galleria Hoppa, Jyväskylä, from 16 May til 29 May. One spectator at a time. 64 show-times. 64 different experiences.
Hazmat Hole is a hybrid of Escape Room -logic, self-made labyrinth and spatial installation. The main performers are a close-up ballet dancer and a light piece “Metempsychosis”, combined with visual elements, video, music and sonic art. The spectator and the live performer get unusually close to one another, while remaining equally far apart, due to the plastic walls between them.
More information and tickets: uusimaailma.org/hazmat-hole
CUM BOYS vol. 4 – CHILDREN OF COSMOS at Jyväskylän Kesä festival 4.-10.7.
As a gliding waltz plays the dancing stars of CUM BOYS unwrap the Finno-underpantian mindscape. A meter wide disco ball continues its eternal path and the “boys” end up in multicosmotic dead ends and sensual joint realities.
The rhythm is composed by fusing together physical theatre, dance, acrobatics, music and light. The endless slide of life is greased with humor black as coal.
Performances at Ilokivi Student House (Keskussairaalantie 2) at Jyväskylä Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Wed 4.7. at 7:00 p.m.
Thu 5.7. at 8:00 p.m.
Fri 6.7. at 5:00 p.m.
Mon 9.7. at 7:00 p.m.
Tue 10.7. at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tickets 23 € / 13 € (basic / discount: pensioners, students, unemployed,
conscripts/non-military service, 12-18 year olds). Prices include service charge.
Tickets also available at the door starting 1 hour before the show.
ULTRA at CIRKO FESTIVAL in May!
– Visual landscapes of the mind and space rock at the end of the world –
ULTRA was premiered at March 2017 and will be performed again in CIRKO FESTIVAL, Helsinki in May 15.-16.
ULTRA is a cool stage performance that boldly mixes acrobatics, dance and music. In the show, space rock meets power ballet and disco music flirts with contemporary gymnastics.
Only 2 shows! Get your tickets in advance HERE!
Ultra @ Cirko Festival, Stoa, Helsinki 15.-16.5.2018 at 7 p.m.
Tickets 28 € / 17,50 €
See you in Helsinki!
GLOBALLY WANTED at LUMOUS -festival in Oct 14
-Like an animal you have never seen!
Globally Wanted was premiered at 2011 at Jyväskylä, Central Finland, and has since been performed 37 times in 5 different countries. Globally Wanted was performed previously in Jackson’s Lane, London and Komi State Academic Drama Theatre, Syktyvkar, Russia 2015. Now the mysterious black tribe will have their family reunion at Lumosali, Vantaa, Finland on Saturday 14th October.
Get your tickets (10 €) in advance: Netticket
Event in Facebook
More information about Lumous -festival (in Finnish)
CUM BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!
The big stars made it to the world-class: CUM BOYS vol. 3 – CUM IN will be seen at the Jyväskylä Festival on Thursday and Friday 9.-10. July 2017. Read the artistic director Seija Hakkarainen’s interview about the upcoming performance (in Finnish).
Avoid the queues of fans and get your tickets in advance here!
“ULTRA is cool and observe”
ULTRA was premiered at the Jyväskylä City Theatre’s main stage on Thursday and Friday 9.-10. March. Read Keskisuomalainen’s critic Aino Martiskainen’s review of the performance (in Finnish.) “A stage filled with stagnation. Power. Vulnerability. Skillfull movement… “ More vibes and thoughts about Ultra from the Jyväskylä City Theatre’s Eturivin kuningatar blog (in Finnish.)
ULTRA – trailer of the upcoming performance is now published!
ULTRA on show at Jyväskylä City Theatre Thursday Jan 26 at 7 p.m.
Come and get a advance view to ULTRA performance. Curtain rises at Jyväskylä City Theatre on Thursday in a preview of springtime repertoire. As a part of the whole we get a glimpse of ULTRA which will be premiered in March.
In addition there will be interviews and meetings with actors and theatre staff. See you in theatre!
ULTRA AT JYVÄSKYLÄ CITY THEATRE IN MARCH 2017
Ultramovement is krautballet, competition gymnastics and catwalk, also vertical, jump, and whirlwind acrobatics.
Ultramusic on ascetic spacerock, garage, disco and ambient.
When ultrapieces combine in light, an unresolved and eternal ultra event is born.
Jyväskylä City Theatre – ULTRA, big stage March 9.-10.2017 at 7:00 p.m.
World premiere, only two performances!
Tickets in advance – offer until Dec 31.2016:
24 € (basic) / 24 € (pensioner) / 14 € (student, children, unemployed, conscripts, non-military service)
City Theatre ticket office: Mon-Fri 12 noon -5 p.m. (on performance or concert days to 7 p.m.), Sat 12 noon – 7 p.m., Tel. (014) 266 0110.
(Starting Jan 1.2017 tickets 26/26/16)
Ultra in Facebook
CODE FOR DARKER ZONES AT PEKKA ERVAST TEMPLE, JYVÄSKYLÄ, 4.-10.10.2016
Company New World has earlier performed in theatre spaces, in the lobby of a swimming hall, in an old paper factory, at streets – now the Temple will be conquered!
Koodi Tummille Vyöhykkeille (Code for Darker Zones) will be performed only six times between October 4-10th, 2016. All performances inside one week’s time. At Pekka Ervast temple, Jyväskylä, Finland, a christosophic Temple built in 1927.
This performance is an existential moment with live music, animation, philosophical texts (in Finnish) and a Meaning of Life!
Performers: Tapio Envall (tuba), Oula Karppinen (saxophones), Keijo Koskenharju (percussions, calculator), Sami Keinänen (percussions, calculator), Tapio Laitinen (type writers)
Animations: Heikki Takala, Toni Essel
Texts: Harry Salmenniemi
Music composed by: Pekka Huttunen, Keijo Koskenharju
Costumes: Sari Nyman ja Seija Hakkarainen
Graphics: Tapio Laitinen
Author, design, producer: Seija Hakkarainen
TUESDAY OCT 4. AT 8 P.M. – COSMOS PREMIERE
THURSDAY OCT 6. AT 8 P.M.
SATURDAY OCT 8. AT 7 P.M. & 9 P.M.
SUNDAY OCT 9. AT 8 P.M.
MONDAY OCT 10. AT 8 P.M.
Pekka Ervast temple, Kauppakatu 5, Jyväskylä, Finland
The video compilation of the performances CUM BOYS (2014), CUM BOYS – CUM BACK (2015) & DEVOLUTION (2014) is now published!
Company New World (former Circus New World) 10th anniversary exhibition
at Bar Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä, Finland 1.-30.6.2016, open daily 18-02.
The exhibition consists of photos, videos, graphics, objects and effects:
Experience the hottest warm-up act ever, modern peeing environments and a
The grand opening with music and snacks: June 1. 2016 at 6:00 p.m. – Welcome!
ACROBATICS FOR MONKEYS – LONG LOVED WORKSHOPS ARE HERE AGAIN!
13.-14.2.2016 at 11 am to 3pm. in Valorinne, Kyllöläntie 16 Jyväskylä.
Learn vertical rope, tissue, chinese pole, pair acrobatics.
The workshop is suitable for 9-99 years old monkeys or those who want to become one. Come with the whole family! Beginners are welcome as well as acrobats with experience.
Workshop fee 68 e / 48 e (students, unemployed) / 23 e (members of circus association).
Sign in: circus (at) uusimaailma. org.
GLOBALLY WANTED MELTED SYKTYVKARS
“Finnish performance did not leave anybody indifferent, and this is a sure sign of success.” Among many, KomiNews wrote an article about Globally Wanted in Syktyvkar.
Regional TV reported on the Finnish Theatre in Syktyvkar.
Check more news, video and pictures about GW in Russia from our Facebook-page !
“HOT FINNISH GUYS AND GIRLS”
“Not every inhabitant sustain hour action, during which the stage silently skip hot Finnish guys and girls. They (judging by the trailer, posted on the Internet) is not the usual erotic athletes, and must possess a fervent imagination, in order to see their “antics and jumping” at least some “strawberry”. ”
MAAILMA X (WORLD X) in Jyväskylä Kangas
MAAILMA X (WORLD X) is a surrealistic non-circus film, which is a description of a reality. Contains polar bear erotics, subnatural events and changes in infinity.
Check the trailer!
Tickets 5 euros on the door.
ART HAS HAPPENED
Globally Wanted has rised discussion in even before we performed it.
“The tour of the Finnish theatre organized in the framework of the Russian-Finnish cultural exchange. For controversial performances set the age limit, and the audience themselves may choose to go to the show or not.”
– the Director of the drama theatre Mikhail Matveev
Last news from Russia 30.10.2015
The Moscow Times wrote about the demands of orthodox activits. 30.10.2015
Verkkouutiset in Finnish: “Uhka kansalliselle turvallisuudelle”. 31.10.2015
Iltalehti continued reporting and named it “Art scandal”. 3.11.2015
GLOBALLY WANTED IN RUSSIA
Globally Wanted -performance will travel to Syktyvkar. The absurd black tribe will have the family reunion on the stage of Komi State Academic Drama Theater on 13th to 15th November. The previous time Globally Wanted was seen in London in March 2015.
In Syktyvkar Company New World -people were visiting in June-July 2015 when Ultraviolence & Meditation -crew was rehearsing the new performance. Ultraviolence & Meditation will be premiered in 2016 and it is made in coproduction with Komi State Academic Drama Theater.
Get tickets to Globally Wanted performances in Syktyvkar!
COMPANY UUSI MAAILMA VISITING COOMA DANCE ACADEMY`S ANNIVERSARY SPECTACLE
Cooma Dance Academy will be celebrating 5th anniversary on the big stage of Jyväskylä city theatre on 20th Sebtember at 5pm. Company Uusi Maailma´s artists are featuring the educational groups of the Academy.
Tickets 22€/16€ available in advance from the theatre and lippu.fi.
DEEP PEACE AND VIOLENCE IN RUSSIA
The first rehearsing period of Ultraviolence&Meditation -project in June-July is almost done. The project is co-production of The State Academic Komi Drama Theatre (Syktyvkar, Russia) and Company Uusi Maailma (Jyvaskyla, Finland). The main funder is the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland.
Check the video news from Russian tv about the project.
”On the rehearsals we´ve mainly been searching for ways of violent actions by different languages on stage like music and acrobatics. We´ve found many ways that interest us, at least. Also we´ve been looking for ”uusimaailma” (new world) -style solutions for deep and beautiful, the peace longing essence of human beings. Ultraviolence&Meditation. Human being is violent. Changeful. In need of love. Disproportionate. Longing for momentary escape via pleasure. Beautiful.” Describes the artistic director of the project Seija Hakkarainen.
MAAILMA X IN WASTELAND FEST
MAAILMA X (WORLD X) the film will be performed in Wasteland Fest in Kouvola 19th July.
GLOBALLY WANTED – NEW TRAILER
Missing Globally Wanted? Check out our new trailer.
MAAILMA X – THE FIRST AUDIENCE
MAAILMA X (WORLD X) the first coming has happened in Jyväskylä. The first people in the world have seen the film.
Company Uusi Maailma gives huge thanks to the super patrons that were supporting the film project:
Kalajoen Teollisuuseristys Oy
Tilitoimisto Jarmo Lahtinen
CUM BOYS – CUMBACK
Beating hearts in the glitter milky way… The audience trying to fit in the full packed venue. The boys are back!
Company Uusi Maailma´s CUM BOYS – CUMBACK was shown to the audience one night only. Specially made for Yläkaupungin Yö -festival in 16th May 2015.
From the audience:
“Confusing. But I enjoyed”
MAAILMA X (WORLD X) FILM PREMIERE IN JYVÄSKYLÄ
MAAILMA X (WORLD X) is a surrealistic non-circus film, which is a description of a reality. Contains polar bear erotics, subnatural events and changes in infinity.
The Maailma X -trailer will be performed in Minimalen – Short Film Festival in 24th April.
See the trailer here.
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COMPANY UUSI MAAILMA IS LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS
Company Uusi Maailma (formerly Circus Uusi Maailma) is looking for 1-2 performers for their next full-length stage performance UM – Ultraviolence & Meditation.
UM is a progressive circus performance heavily infused with elements of dance. The combination planned is 2 acrobats and 2 dancers. At this point, however, we are open to any suggestions, because the performance will be built on the specific skills and characteristics of the performers. We have already cast one acrobat (cyr/floor acrobatics/parkour) and one dancer (ballet/contemporary). At the moment we are primarily looking for skills in street/floor-acrobatics/
Schedule: first main rehearsal period (4 weeks) in June-July 2015 in Syktyvkar, Russia. Other rehearsal periods (preliminary schedule): January 2016 (2 weeks) and July-August 2016 (3 weeks) in Russia. First performances: autumn 2016 in Russia (3 performances) and Jyväskylä (4 performances), and after that touring according to schedule (to be set later).
THE AUDITIONS 24th to 28th April in Jyväskylä.
If interested, please send an application to Seija Hakkarainen, Director, Company Uusi Maailma at seija (at) uusimaailma.org. We will then contact you for a meeting.
We are not able to pay full salary, but we are willing to negotiate.
THE CULTURAL PRIZE TO CUM
Jyväskylä city gives the Cultural Prize of the year 2015 to Company New World. The prize is 5 000 euros. Thank you Jyväskylä!
” The performances´ worlds are built in the language of dance, acrobatics, non-verbal acting, music, and visualization means – with a bold style and often grotesque twist. (…) An extract from the avant-garde, strong aesthetics and well-built.”
-Justifies the Cultural and Sports Board of the city
LONDON LOVED GLOBALLY WANTED!
Globally Wanted -crew is back in Finland. The performances in London were sharp, dynamic and full power. We were pleased about the atmosphere of the venue (thank you Jackson´s Lane!). In the long days we also managed to film new promo material.
The comments of the audience were glowing. It feels good, like getting reward from the hard work we´ve done.
“Polymorphpously perverse, strangely captivating circus/physthre quintet.”
“There are breath-taking moments of physical brilliance, the whole raison d’être of any circus performance, combined with an absurd take on representing the dynamics of relationships in all their cruelty that was very funny. (…) Globally Wanted now translates into Globally Appreciated. And I’m sure they’ll be back … in some shape or form.
LOVE, SEX & VIOLENCE IN BLACK, PINK AND TURQOISE @ JACKSON’S LANE, LONDON. MARCH 4-7, 2015
Style – unique
Acrobatics – unusual
Music – phenomenal
A twisted, mystical tribe have gathered in a black fortress. As music, specially composed for the performance, takes over and the family reunion goes awry, the end result is shattered minds and damaged bodies. But who are these people? What do they need? It is universal. It is globally wanted.
The iron cube on the stage is a small mansion, a family home for the strange characters, and it fills with vulnerability and violence. Globally Wanted is a performance of absurd happenings told through circus, acrobatics, parkour, physical theatre and an ingenious design. It pulls the audience so deep into the performance that it is rarely experienced. Finnish company, Company Uusi Maailma performs for the very first time in London with the UK premiere of Globally Wanted. The show is not recommended for children under 16 years of age.
”Globally Wanted is a blackish burlesque belch straight at your face. – I have no idea what this could be compared to. Not to anything. Scary, and at the same time pleasurably filling the senses.”
– Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading newspaper
Acrobatics for monkeys!
Company New World´s workshop:
Acrobatics for monkeys
Sat 14.2 – Sun 15.2.2015 at 11-15 in Valorinne, Kyllöläntie 16 Jyväskylä.
Vertical rope, tissue, chinese pole, pair acrobatics. You get touch with CUM´s iron acrocube from Globally Wanted -performance.
The workshop is suitable for 9-99 years old monkeys or those who want to become one. Come with whole family! Beginners are welcome as well as acrobats with experience.
Workshop fee 65 e / 45 e (students, unemployed) / 20 e (members of circus association).
Continue training after the workshop! Join in Circus association Circus Uusi Maailma and you get discount from workshops and performances of CUM. You can train in open rehearsals in Valorinne on Thursdays at 3pm to 5 pm. Membership fee 25 e/ year. Payment for rent 20 euroa/ spring.
Sign in circus (at) uusimaailma .org.
p. 040 5079067 / Lotta Roukala
Please love, CUM?
Oi tuu love – Devoluutio is the next premier of CUM and it will happen in the secret tree. Now the evolution will happen backwards.
Length 10-15 minutes. Free entrance.
The performance will be held at Lempiklubi which is organized by culture society Karkee. The event takes place by Taavettila riihi, Seminaarinmäki, Jyväskylä on Saturday 30.8 at 6.15 pm. Before the show there is a dance. The night will continue after Devoluutio in Vakiopaine where there is open stage.
CUM is performing in the final celebration event of Lounaispuisto anniversary year – TWICE! City of Jyväskylä requested CUM to make an unique performance for this special event and we delivered. Let’s spectacle!
The event starts at 19:30 and Liberty is performed at 9 pm and 10.30 pm. The late show will have added visual effects.
Disco hips, street ballet, cyr-human, over-sized acrobat: This all is WOW – especially when it is live accompanied by double drums, sousaphone and cum-booming base. The show is not recommended for kids under 7-year-old because of the strong music.
There is no admission fee to the event. You are all welcome.
Do you want be part of the creation of a weird film?
We will film the first progressive circus film in July and August in Kangas, Jyväskylä, Finland.
We are looking for people for the WORLD X film:
– a variety of people with different looks, sizes and ages for supporting roles,
– a variety of people with different looks, sizes and ages to be extras in the mass scenes.
We are especially looking for pregnant women who are in different stages of their pregnancy but in a stage where it would show clearly.
Experience acting, dancing or performing are preferred but not necessary.
We are also in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help us with the general assistance and food service.
The filming will happen 7.-23.7.14 and 11.-15.8.14. The specific times will be available during the first week of July. The film will be done mostly with volunteer work and there is no salaries being paid for tasks performed. Nevertheless, there will be food available for the volunteers.
WORLD X is located nowhere, everywhere and anywhere. You can expect underordinary events, polar bear erotica, wall sized iron lung, superhero of the sofa and changes in the fury set. K-18.
Circus New World artistic director, Seija Hakkarainen’s film idea WORLD X was chosen to be a finalist in a competition for the best film idea of the Midnordic region. The final was held in Trondheim, Norway at the Minimalen movie festival 2014. Hakkarainen’s pitch got the judges speechless and in the end of the day the idea was awarded with the second prize in the competition which meant 3 500 euros for the production of the film.
Link to the teaser: MAAILMA X (WORLD X) -Teaser
Casting at Jyväskylän Kangas July 1. 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sign up: kati(at)uusimaailma.org
Assistant Director / WORLD X
kati(at)uusimaailma.org, +358 40 845 1131
The spring season of CUM is soon done.
For Globally Wanted there was a performer substitution done in Turku and the performance was adapted in the factory setting in Jyväskylä. The negotiations for future performances are going on for multiple locations around the world.
CUM BOYS came for the audience at the Yläkaupungin Yö -event. Unfortunately three performances weren’t enough to get all the willing spectators in.
WORLD X -film has been promoted all around. Flyers have been given to thousands of hands but at the time of the writing there is only under 30 funders for our project. CUM is kindly asking for all of their friends to join the campaign for at least the smallest input. That would give us peace of mind to go and enjoy our short but creative summer holidays.
Big applause for everyone who has participated in our activities!
Tribute to CUM
Finally people who live too far from Jyväskylä get to enjoy the aesthetics of Circus Uusi Maailma! CUM has created 59 different shows between the years 2006-2014. There have been full length performances, specially ordered short performances, street performances and concerts. In the video compilation “A Tribute to CUM”, there is material from 11 different projects. Sadly the video is missing a few treats like the 2010 bar hit Bass&Pole and CUM BOYS, which was performed 10 days ago.
A Tribute to CUM
Performances: 4-akro (2012), DEEP SHIT (2011->), Globally Wanted (2011->), Hang Over (2013), Hummama (2012), Kerrostalo (2012), Latua! (2010) Lentämisen Ihme (2009->), Paratiisi (2013), RAJATILA (2013), Threesome (0000)
Filming: Harri Lähteenmäki, Jouko Aaltonen, Jukka Kaikkonen, Lauri Purovaara, Kimmo Hannula,
Editing: Oskar Repo
Music: Pekka Huttunen
Direction: Seija Hakkarainen (except Paratiisi: Fedor Goldberg)
Performers: Pablo Delahay, Erika Forsberg, Pekka Huttunen, Sami Keinänen, Anni Kekki, Mikko “Hattu” Kervinen, Aleksi Keurulainen, Tri Keijo Koskenharju, Jukka Kääntä, Ari Lampinen, Marianne Leppä, Eeva Lietonen, Niko Miettinen, Janne Moilanen, Jari-Matti Nurminen, Sini Pajunen, Disco Pallonen, Noora Pasanen, Kaisa Pesonen, Perttu Pihlaja, Mika Rajala, Lotta Roukala, Myrsky Rönkä, Annika Venäläinen, Ilkka Virkkunen, Eero Virtanen
Busy CUM, Busy go
Our progressive circus group is being busy bee at the moment. Last weekend Turku had a chance to see Globally Wanted. We would like to than everyone who participated.
On the upcoming weekend CUM BOYS will fire up Yläkaupungin Yö event! The performances are at Siltasali 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00.
Last but not least, Globally Wanted is going to be performed at the Reaktio festival which is organized 12th and 13th of June at Kangas, Jyväskylä.
You are most welcome to participate!
Globally Wanted will visit Turku!
CUM will pack their packs and take Globally Wanted to Turku. GW is a mystical and twisted family reunion. It is filled with love, domestic violence, loneliness, crippled minds and shattered bodies. These themes are being dealt with the help of circus acrobatics, parkour, physical theatre and visual narration. Magical and manic music creates an absurd landscape for the black-humored characters.
The shows will be taking place Saturday 10th of May 2014 at 7pm and Sunday 11th of May 2014 at 3 pm. The location is Köysiteatteri, Turku Arts Academy. The address of the venue is Linnankatu 56, Turku, Finland.
You can purchase the tickets (16 / 10 €) 1/2 h before at the venue and in advance from: www.uusimaailma.org
The show is suitable for over 10-year-old audience and the length is approximately 65 minutes.
Globally Wanted has been performed for example Cirko -festival 2012 and has also been performed in Germany and Sweden.
As the 11th is the Mothers’ Day in Finland, bring a brave mother to see the performance.
WORLD X in Media
The awarded movie idea WORLD X is getting notions in the media. You can find news about the award at the official site of the organization here.
The biggest news paper in the Central Finland, Keskisuomalainen, did a piece of news which can be found in the paper of March 14th. Here is a link to the online version.
Tomorrow (March 26th) is the day to take careful look to Suur-Jyväskylän Lehti because there is a longer interview of CUM director Seija Hakkarainen about the project. If you accidentally recycle the paper, there is a chance to search for the interview here.
BLACK HOLE is seeking performers, maybe even something else
The CUM premier in 2014 is called BLACK HOLE. The place and time for the performance are still under the negotiations but it is likely that the whole working group will fall under the influence of the hole in September.
BLACK HOLE wants to gain performers but also visualization specialists, musicians, etc. If you are interested to join the working group, contact CUM director Seija Hakkarainen (seija(at)uusimaailma.org), and make private appointment to tell about your skills and will to be part of the performance. The times available for appointments are between 21.3-26.3.
There is no Shame in Silver!
The competition for the best movie idea in Midnordic region ended under blue skies for the Hakkarainen and Repo production – WORLD X. Hakkarainen’s pitch got the judges speechless and in the end of the day the idea was awarded with the second prize in the competition which means 3 500 euros for the production of the film.
Comments from the Jury:
“We are not sure if this a film at all”
“The presentation and film material was at least unusual if not anarchistic”
CUM wants to congratulate director Hakkarainen and cinematographer-editor Repo for the achievement and wish luck in bringing the film on the silver screens.
The film idea of the CUM director Seija Hakkarainen and cinematographer-editor Oskar Repo was chosen to be in the final for the competition in search for the best movie idea of the Midnordic Region. The best idea is going to be awarded with 8000 euros and the second place with 3500 euros to finance the making of the film. The final is held in Trondheim, Norway in the Minimalen movie festival tonight.
“WORLD X exists nowhere, everywhere and anywhere. It is located solely indoors, at an unfamiliar and timeless place in a factory-type environment. People living in WORLD X are voluntarily locked-in, and seem like human exhibition objects. Some inhabitants feel like home, some are compelled to perform bizarre actions. In an inevitable, twisted and dark atmosphere unexpected events are every-day life: a pile of dying people or an erotic scene with a plastic polar bear. The events are viewed through five people, whose identity is never revealed.
WORLD X is a captivating combination of physical theatre, visual art, progressive circus and film art.”