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Populus Tremula will screen at the 40th Annual Rotterdam International Film Festival as part of the program Crisis? What Crisis? on January 29 and 31. For complete information please see festival website.

The festival writes:

“The process from tree to match proves to be the perfect metaphor for the route from state to individual capitalist. Recorded on beautiful 16mm.

How the economy’s all-encompassing nature resounds in something as small as a match. Beautiful word and image experiment developed from research into the ‘match king’ Ivar Kreuger (1880-1932), the inventor of short-term capital and monopolism. His Swedish Match factories operate to this day.”

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“Populus Tremula” at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2011 | 2011 | news