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Sun 22.8.2021 at 15:00
Director: Mika Mattila
Writer: Mika Mattila
Cinematography: Mika Mattila
Editing: Mika Mattila, Okku Nuutilainen, Anders Teigen
Music: Kristoffer Lo
Sound Design: Geir Døhlie Gjerdsjø, Audun Røstad, Are Åberg
Production: Mika Mattila
2019 / Finland, Norway, Germany
Length: 87 min
Language: English, Sumerian, Romanian, Chinese, Spanish, French, Finnish, Urdu
This essayistic documentary film by Finnish director Mika Mattila examines manifestations of global tourism and our perpetual desire to be somewhere else. The film tries to understand our yearning to “see the world”, presenting both depressing and tragicomic examples that result from this obsession. Carnival Pilgrims takes us on a cinematic tour through some of the most iconic pilgrimage sites of the contemporary world, where the carousels of endless fun and ever elusive enlightenment never come to rest.
Director Mika Mattila present at the screening.
Text: Ella Karttunen