The Cliff is a work in progress. It is an essay film, consisting only of black and white still images, photographed on film except of one short sequence of moving digital images. Its subtext is Chris Marker’s film La Jetée (1962). The Cliff is photographed mainly in southwestern China and Tibet in 2016 and it will be the second artistic part of my doctoral research from Aalto University.
The Cliff tells a story about dystopic future and a woman who leaves Europe as a refugee and finds herself from an unknown Asian country. She travels among strange people and reminiscens her love, who’s left behind but is unable to get in the contact with him except in her memories, which then turn reality.
The main themes of the film are landscape and memory.