BONGA CASTLE - Jardin de l’Art

This art film is a gentle manifestation for beauty and harmony, which we are longing for, but for which we most often do not have time. More than commonly a human being hysterically hurries around loosing his valuable time for loosing himself. This tiny film composed by incredibly sensitive Debussy´s prelude Bruyères woven to Bonga Castle´s flowing atmosphere and colorful art works, many of them having a background of Monet´s garden near Paris, makes us forget the fuss and relax for 3 minutes 45 seconds. Hope we then soon start to appreciate Seneca´s wise and permissive words: OTIUM REFISIS VIRES - Idleness recharges your batteries. The film is based on innumerable photos about artworks of Riitta Nelimarkka, Jardin de Monet in Giverny and freely shooted scenes in Bonga Castle. It quite ambitiously aims to be a refreshing moment for the spectator to feel free. Bonga Castle, 111 years old, is a special art museum in a small town Loviisa 80 km from Helsinki. The building is imaginative in itself, also it´s new function since 1990 is mesmerizing, and Bonga has gained a lot of praise of foreign visitors from all over the world. This film BONGA CASTLE – Jardin de l´Art is a musical poem and a miniature picture about the building´s essence of today. The film is made at the atelier of Seneca in Helsinki Marjaniemi during May - June 2019. It is created by Riitta Nelimarkka exlusively for Heritage in Motion. Seneca ltd has produced all Nelimarkka´s films, including a documentary film of Bonga, an art film about professor Eero Nelimarkka, several short animations and the first Finnish feature animation Seven Brothers 1979. The film is based on innumerable pictures about artworks of Riitta Nelimarkka, Jardin de Monet in Giverny and freehand shooted scenes in Bonga Castle. It quite ambitiously aims to be a refreshing moment for the spectator to feel free. He who is brave is free. Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) www.nelimarkka.com, bonga.fi, https://www.facebook.com/riitta.nelimarkka.9

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