THE MEANING OF TUULETON (“THE WINDLESS”):
“A bird-themed story where Windless is an almost flightless bird. He groans when he flies, but it’s not good to be on the ground either. He mourns his inability to fly like the others and is bitter because he is not accepted by the others just because he’s different. Winter is coming and when the nightly frosts arrive it becomes increasingly difficult to survive in the cold ground.”
“All of the music videos from the album “Jylhä” are made during the Covid-19 pandemic, and I wanted that to show somehow in this last story. Years have passed and the old man now lives in his hut with his grown-up daughter. Age starts to weigh, he feels feeble and dejected. On top of this he has caught some disease from one of his trips, and his time seems to be running out. The disease makes his mind wander, leading him to his deceased wife and her marshy grave, to landscapes already familiar from the “Leväluhta”-video. But will it be his time to go…?” (Markku Kirves)
Director / Scriptwriter / Cinematographer / Editor: Markku Kirves
Light & grip: Italo Moncada
Assistant: Tomi Malin
Production house: Pajula Productions
Old man: Yrjänä Ermala
Daughter: Katri Järvelä
Wife (leväluhta memories): Mirja Oksanen
Film was shot at Huovilan puisto in Kärkölä in 2020.
Thanks to Markku Kirves for visualising another scene to our main character’s story, cheers to our talented actors Yrjänä & Katri and special thanks to Italo Moncada & Tomi Malin for assisting with lights & smoke. Also thanks to Kari Korvenranta for helping out with location & providing logs for fireplace , Toni Vilén, Tero Doukas, Kärkölän kunta, Huovilan puisto, Kärkölä-seura, Huovilan museoalue, Artistiasu, Isobar Finland and Valofirma.