Strange Birds

There are lots of things that we cannot explain- and yet they happen… Strange Birds is a danced roadmovie with two lonely men that happen to meet in a frosty landscape.
How did they end up there and do they dare to meet within a tango?
About things that happen without any reason but grows to something greater.

  • Helena Franzén
    Director
  • Håkan Jelk
    Director
  • Jelk / Franzén
    Director
  • Helena Franzén
    Writer
  • Håkan Jelk
    Writer
  • Jelk / Franzén
    Producer
  • Ossi Niskala
    Key Cast
    "Birdman 1"
  • Ville Oinonen
    Key Cast
    "Birdman 2"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Strange Birds
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Screendance Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    April 23, 2019
    Swedish selection. 2nd prize
  • Thessaloniki Cinedance International
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    September 28, 2019
  • Stockholm Dansfilmfestival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    November 1, 2019
  • InShadow
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    November 15, 2020
  • MOVING BODY Festival
    Varna
    Bulgaria
    November 5, 2020
Director Biography - Helena Franzén, Håkan Jelk, Jelk / Franzén

The choreographer and dancer Helena Franzén and
cinematographer and photographer Håkan Jelk has an
ongoing collaboration since 2011. Several of their dancefilms have been presented at filmfestivals around in Europe.
In their work they investigate how to capture the dance.
into photography and film. In all their projects they are
searching for a personal way to approach the language of the moving body.

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