Words and numbers on the chalkboard, drawings on the wall, a notebook on the teachers desk, a plant on the window sill, hands, feet, a key moves in a lanyard, a look. A child returns to their school desk and sits down. The wind moves the trees that stand in front of the large windows. The narrator says: ” Actually I rather liked school. Much of it opened up my world.” Laila’s Apple is composed of short television archive footage shot in one classroom in the year 1964, as well as a number of interviews.

Director: Azar Saiyar
Finland, 2021
8:04 min | trailer
nominiert für Best Art & Experimental Short Film 20MINMAX 2022

Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of collective memory to look towards ways of looking, remembering and storytelling. Her films have been screened at international film and media art festivals, galleries, exhibitions, museums and broadcast on television.

Azar Saiyar, Director of Laila's Apple (2021)



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