1) No-one is what they promise in the beginning of a relationship.
2) A relationship is all about accepting yourself and the other.
3) Dishonesty and false roles lead to conflict and misunderstandings.
The film studies the western heteronormative relationship, the catalog of romantic love and it’s representations. Constructing Marriage turns the structure of the original work up-side down: the comical intermission piece Pimpinone (1725) by G. P. Telemann takes the main part and G. F. Händel’s Tamerlano shrinks to interludes.
Thus: how to construct a marriage?
The Film has been supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Oulun Valistustalorahasto, Niilo Helander Foundation, Otto A. Malm Donation Fund and Municipality of Muhos.
In cooperation with Oulu Film Centre.
Premiere at Muhos Lifestyle Festival 2nd of September 2022.
Vespetta — Emma Mustaniemi
Pimpinone — Emil Mahjneh
Director — Jenni Kinnunen
Music — Georg Telemann & Georg Händel
Répétiteur — Laura Heikkilä
Costume Designer — Johanna Pelkonen
Director of Photography — Vesa Ranta
Sound Engineer — Janne Huotari
Editor — Ellen-Maarit Juuso
Finnish subtitles — Laura Siitonen & Jenni Kinnunen