Square the Circle

Finland2023documentary17'Międzynarodowy konkurs krótkometrażowy (2023)

It symbolises eternity and infinity, entirety and perfection. Supposedly, there is no perfect circle, but it is almost omnipresent and the possibilities attributed to it can made your head spin and incite fear at the same time. In her ‘round’ documentary experimenting with the form, the director confronts unlimited quantifiers with an aim to apply technical possibilities to tame what is uncertain and in fact impossible to grasp, such as the passing of time, multidimensionality or finiteness.

directed by
Hanna Hovitie, portret reżysera
Hanna Hovitie

Hanna Hovitie was born in 1991. She is a film director and artist from Helsinki, Finland. She has a background (BA) in Cinematography and Editing and she holds an MA of Arts in Documentary Directing. Her filmic work ranges from fiction to documentary to media art, exploring different possibilities to go beyond genre borders and stretch the boundaries of narrative. Hanna’s films have been screened and awarded at numerous international film festivals such as DOK Leipzig, Melbourne International Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest and International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Hanna Hovitie
Hanna Hovitie
animated by
Eesu Lehtola
Roope Mantere
Hanna Hovitie
Laura Kangasniemi (Playart Productions)
Kadr z filmu Square the Circle