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What happens to old books that no one wants? An elderly woman cleans out an apartment of a deceased person. She empties bookshelves, goes through old photographs, and throws aged greeting cards into the trash. Elsewhere, a worker starts his day by gathering piles of books. Time goes by; moments pass; books invite the reader along on their final journey. This is a short documentary about books, cyclicality, and accepting death. It ponders the trace we leave behind and offers to calm our fear of insignificance.
- Duration: 22 min.
Meet the director
Laura Rantanen, born in 1988, is a Finnish documentary filmmaker whose background is in social and cultural anthropology. In addition to film and anthropology, she has studied comparative literature at the University of Helsinki. GOODBYE WORDS is her fourth short film as well as her MA graduation film from the ELO Film School at Aalto University.