INTERFILM 37 International Short Film Festival Berlin
16 - 21 November 2021

Poke

Poke

The Bouncer

Aleksi Salmenperä // Finland // 2020 // 11:17 min

Live Action

Synopsis:
A night club bouncer is disgusted by all the violence and repression towards the disadvantaged on the street. So, he sews himself a costume and resolves to help.

Three Questions for the Director

1. Short Film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it that fascinates you about the short format?

Aleksi Salmenperä: The Freedom to not explain. The shorter the film the less explanation it requires to exist!

2. The program your film is selected for is called “Embracing your Instinct”: What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Aleksi Salmenperä: This shortfilm is all about instinct rather than ration.

3. What film has inspried you most to make films yourself and what part of it do you see in your own work?

Aleksi Salmenperä: Probably Down by Law by Jim Jarmuch.

Actor: Jani Volanen

Screenplay: Jani Volanen

Director of Photography: Heikki Färm

Producer: Mikko Tenhunen

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä

Sales Agent: Sarah Dombrink

Editor: Samu Heikkilä

Sound Design: Kirka Sainio

The film is shown in the following programs

International Competition

Embracing your Instinct

19.11.21, 16:00h, Babylon 1

20.11.21, 22:00h, Babylon 1