Mad in Finland

film group

Shooting for the Mad in Finland circus film started in early 2014, and the film will have its premiere in 2018. Mad in Finland is a document/fictive film about seven Finnish circus artists that presents circus life from the point of view of the artists.

The goals for the Saari Residence are to cut the film for the seven portraits of the artists and review the material shot in Finland just before the residency. The final film will then be edited from this material.

The scenes currently being edited were shot in Bremen, Germany, Calais, France, Copenhagen, Denmark, La Hactais and Langueux in French Brittany, and Matsumoto, Japan.

Due to the artistic and collective nature of the film, these scenes will be cut by seven different people in order to make each scene unique also in terms of editing. The Mad in Finland circus film will be a completely new type of cinema experience, both in terms of content and form.

The purpose of the ambitious project is to increase the public’s awareness of the realities of modern circus. The film will follow the logic of a circus performance, bringing a new perspective to the cinematographic arts. The collective editing process adds to the originality and uniqueness of this film.