Still Lives is an experimental stop motion animation starring figures from the traditional folk art of various times and places. Accompanied by a soundtrack of narrators facing the pressures of modern life, statues, paintings and other items explore the theme of busy stillness from different points of view in seven separate scenes.
Elli Vuorinen is an independent animation director living and working in rural Finland. Although her approach is often humoristic and surreal, her work deals with deeper themes like melancholy, solitude and hope. Her five previous films have been widely screened at festivals around the world and received several awards. She graduated from the animation department in Turku Arts Academy in 2011.