Kettu ja Ruuskanen Kuva Juha
Kettu ja haudankaivaja

* Artist and expert guests present

20.8.2021 at 17:00


Director: Juha Taskinen

Cinematography: Juha Taskinen

Editing: Raimo Raitahila

Music: Ari Pantsar

Production: Juha Taskinen

2020 / Finland

Length: 42 min

Language: Finnish


Classification: U


Kettu ja haudankaivaja presents a life and thoughts of a Savonlinna based ITE artist and gravedigger Marko Ruuskanen. All the spare time Marko has, he spends with his heart art, and on Talvisalo graveyard he's got company of Kaapo the fox and other animal friends. Marko's life and work are based mainly in Savonlinna and areas close by, and his appreciation towards his home region awakens thoughts especially now, when people have to think about their moving around. Contracted surroundings are being observed in new ways, looking for excitement and beauty.

In the era of computers it feels tempting to hit a shovel into the ground, really be in touch with it like Marko is. Because of his work Marko spends time underground, and the way he respectfully convoys the deceased brings comfort to coming up grief and goodbyes. One day we all go underground and become part of nature's circulation, and every heart that stopped beating leaves its mark among the living.

After the screening Q&A with the director Juha Taskinen.

Text: Ella Karttunen