Duration: 36 minutes
Production year: 2013
Executive producer: Seneca/Riitta Nelimarkka
Director: Riitta Nelimarkka, Claude Michel
Camera: Pierre Lepley
Editor: Claude Michel, Riitta Nelimarkka
Author of the script: Riitta Nelimarkka
Musical composer: Rob Dominis, Riitta Nelimarkka, Patrick Sentis
The film tells a story of the Bonga Castle.
BONGA CASTLE is an exciting, even peculiar sight in the heart of the idyllic small town of Loviisa, immediately south of the church. Its original design was made by Mr. Th. Hjelt, an architect from Helsinki. After the Finnish civil war, the house ended up owned by the Baumgartner family. Its Jugendstil from with its red roofed towels was modified according to the design of architect Hilding Ekelund into a granite castle along the lines of Italian neo-Classicism and functionalism.
In 1998 the estate came into its present owners Riitta Nelimarkka and Jaakko Seeck. The worn-out patrician castle has been renovated in the course of the years, with reverence to its old style. The house has been heated ecologically with wood chips since 1998. Also the engineering of the building has been completely redone. The church-side wing of the big main building now serves as atelier and production spaces. The south-side of the building has been renovated into an art museum-gallery that is open to the public. Nearly two hundred of Nelimarkka´s works are displayed there: drawings, aquarelles, graphic art, collages, woolen and flax reliefs, textile pictures, paintings, art and poetry books, photographs and animated films.
DVD has been posted two English subtitled versions and one French subtitled version. If you need the third also in English, it can be delivered immediately. Online version has English subtitles, link http://vimeo.com/77899646