11 November 2006

Mika Kaurismäki

I am honoured to present Mika Kaurismäki from Finland as the first film director on the F blog. Ever since his first film, Liar (1981), Mika have continued to make interesting, strange and beautiful films like Rosso (1985), Helsinki Napoli – all night long (1987), Cha Cha Cha (1989), Paper star (1989), Los Angeles without a map (1998) and Honey Baby (2003). Not to forget is his film Zombie and the Ghost train (1991), one of the most fascinating films I ever have seen (and in fact the one and only I have seen twice within a week). Please visit Mika’s homepage for more information about his recent films.

In my photography I am highly inspired by his movies and the mood in them, even through other people perhaps doesn’t see it in my pictures. There are also similarities between Mika’s (as well as his brother Aki’s) films and other F:ers photographs. For example Markus Anderssons serie Metrograd makes me think of the places where Mika’s films are set.

From Rosso

From Cha Cha Cha

From Paper star

From Zombie and the Ghost train

From Honey Baby

Thank you Mika for permitting me to publish some pictures from your movies on the F blog. Invited by Fredrik Skott.

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