Katastrofin Aineksia

Katastrofin Aineksia

Recipes for disaster

John Webster, Finland, 2007HD, Colour, 85'

Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil diet, yet without having to give up their middle class suburban lifestyle. All the everyday things that we don´t do, or that we can´t help doing, make up recipes for disaster. In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness.

07 August, Kino Lumbardhi, 14:00

Green Docs Competition

Director: John Webster
Producer: Kristiina Pervilä
Cinematographer: John Webster, Tuomo Hutri
Editor: Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound: Pietari Koskinen

Director's Biography

Born in Helsinki in 1967 to British parents, in 1996 he graduated from the Helsinki University of Art and Design with an MA in documentary film making. Since 1990 he has been directing independent documentaries that have won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. His films are human interest stories with strong central characters whose lives are followed over a long period of time. Typical to his films is a blend of tragedy and comedy, melancholy and exuberance. John lays particular importance on research and documentary structure, and he gives frequent lectures on his specialty of documentary scriptwriting.

Festivals and Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2008, Germany. Nordisk Panorama 2008, Malmö, Sweden. Hot Docs Doc Soup 2009, Toronto, Canada. IndieLisboa 2009, Portugal.


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