Finland 2010, 8’ | Director, Screenplay, Cast Pilvi Takkala | Distribution AV-Arkki

Jaakko talks about himself and his friends Ville, Mathias, Hans, Nick and Henrik. They are a clique of online-poker professionals and live in a hotel in Bangkok. The six of them spend much of their spare time together, and their social rules follow the logic of gambling: they let chance decide who pays for meals and play rock-paper-scissors to decide who will get the next coffee. In this way they make sure that they treat each other fairly and that no-one is at a disadvantage.
The real poker players are not shown in the film, Pilvi Takala plays the scenes described by Jaakko herself.


PILVI TAKALA currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (MFA). Her works are narratives based on site-specific interventions. The actions aim to reveal and question unwritten rules and shared truths of the specific social setting in a subtle way. The actual artworks produced, based on the actions, are mostly videos, but also include photographs and publications. In 2011, Takala won the acclaimed Prix de Rome of the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. She also won the sponsorship prize of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation. In 2012, the Kunsthalle Erfurt is presenting her first work exhibition in Germany.


Films by Pilvi Takkala
Broad Sense 2012 | Real Snow White 2009 | The Angels 2008 | Kuuluttaja 2007 | The Shining Shining 2007 | Easy Rider 2006 | Seinäruusu 2006



Pilvi Takkala
Short Film
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