BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
FOR LEVENDE OG DØDE

For the Living and the Dead

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Eläville ja kuolleille
Finland / 2005 / 99 min
DIRECTOR:
Kari Paljakka
A realistic portrait of a family in grief over a lost child

The younger son of a family has died in an accident in their home yard. The surviving members of the family try to find a way forward in the midst of inconsolable sorrow. As the grieving mother sinks into deep mourning, the running of the family´s everyday routines becomes the father´s responsibility. And the surviving son feels he has lost not only his little brother but his parents, too. The uncomprehending attitude of those near them makes the family´s situation even more difficult.

Kari Paljakka has mostly been working as a film producer during the recent years, but has also directed for television. FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD is his feature film debut.

Kari Paljakka

Kari Paljakka has mostly been working as a film producer during the recent years, but has also directed for television. FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD is his feature film debut.