In the center of Maija Blåfield’s Golden Age lies the nature of documentary as an artform. Pictures – the disconnected, forgotten moments – have been scraped together from heaven knows where, in fifteen years of time. Still they strive to speak, to say something. The voice of the director writes new stories over old images. It invites us to trust and to explore.
The men seem to be tending reindeers, perhaps in Mongolia. We see what the documentarist shows us, and we can only trust. We know that the moments behind images are unreachable even for her.
Golden Age spawns a thought that documentary and fiction are not enemies to each other, but part of the same continuum. How does it feel like to peer into the forgotten past? Does anyone know anymore what the moment, experienced and shared a long time ago, was like?
Text: Miska Repo / Translation: Katri Tenhola
Director Maija Blåfield will be present at the screenings on Wednesday and Saturday.
Language: English, Finnish, Swedish, Spanish, French
- Name in Original Language: Kulta-aika
- Director: Maija Blåfield
- Country: Finland
- Year: 2015
- Length: 18 min
- Age limit: S
- Format: DCP
- Cinematography: Maija Blåfield
- Editing: Maija Blåfield
- Audio: Olli Huhtanen
- Music: Olli Huhtanen
- Production: Maija Blåfield / Häivekuva Oy
- Maxim 1: Wednesday 28.1. at 17:00, with Destination Home
- Kinopalatsi 8: Saturday 31.1. at 15:30, with Destination Home
- Kinopalatsi 6: Sunday 1.2. at 11:00, with Moments of Silence and Victory Day