Objects in mirror are closer than they appear (Jukka Rajala Granstubb and Abraham Lezama. Finlandia, Mexico.) 15 min.
This film is a portrait, in documentary style, about the life of a native dancer from Reynosa, Tamaulipas: one of the most insecure cities of the Mexican Republic, which has drugs traffic bands in dispute on its streets. Everything is out of place, and yet in the right place: A Mexican Flamenco dancer is shown through the eyes of a Finnish filmmaker who tells the story of solitude of this Mexican character, which resembles the story of solitude of the city where he was born. Might it be an escape route out of the gross reality of a place that is impossible to hide away?
Director: Jukka Rajala GranstubbDancer and co-script writer: Abraham Lezama Juarez
Dancer: Helle Siljeholm
Audio: Steffan Backas
Festivals 2015, 2016.
The film has represented Finnish dance films in Cinedans (Netherlands). Premiered in
Loikka. Festival Jumping Frames, Hong kong. Homeland-Sweden.
JUKKA RAJALA GRANSTUBB
Jukka is a filmmaker, creative director in Ostrobothnia Finland, directs MALAKTA a
Place for the development of arts that he founded in 2007. He has directed 17 films. Jukka has collaborated in television series, shorts and films for different producers in the USA, Germany, Finland and other countries. He has received awards for dance films in New York, Sweden and Finland.
Interview to Jukka Rajala Granstubb, talking about his creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.
Abraham is a Flamenco dancer born in Reynosa Tamaulipas. He directs the dance company TEMPO DANZA JAZZ FLAMENCO, and started Unidad Académica Multidisciplinaria Reynosa-Rodhe in 2007. As a dancer he has achieved several awards: National first place, European first place; he has also obtained gold and platinum medals; he has won a Prize in Catalunya and several other achievements. As a choreographer he has collected some prizes in Italy, Spain and Holland. He is now creating dance films in collaboration with MALAKTA art factory in Finland.