Nobody Meets Your Eyes

  • 64'
  • Finland
  • 2022

They are everywhere, without us observing them. These ‘invisibles’ can only be seen on camera and only heard thanks to a microphone. Footage shot in public spaces shows people who seem non-existent to everyone else in the frame.

This original, adventurous Finnish film provides insight into the lives of two of these invisibles. Tuomas works from home for a power company’s call centre and looks after his daughter, the only person on the planet to see him with their naked eyes. Ninni is about to physically meet her online lover for the first time – although telephones and webcams continue to be crucial tools for communication. She explains that she has never ever looked anyone in the eye thus far in life.

The poetic fiction of Nobody Meets Your Eyes is a tender story, about fundamental loneliness and the consolation of contact, however the latter is achieved.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Director
Jesse Jalonen
Country of production
Finland
Production Year
2022
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
64'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Kukaan ei katso sinua silmiin
Languages
Finnish, English, Mandarin
Producer
Ella Ruohonen
Production Company
ELO Film School Finland
Sales
Fossi Films Ltd
Screenplay
Jesse Jalonen
Cinematography
Jesse Jalonen
Editor
Sanna Liinamaa
Production Design
Jenni Nylander
Sound Design
Samuli Ala-Lahti
Cast
Arttu Timlin, Ida-Maria Olva, Kimiya Eskandari, Jonas Rothlaender, Somaye Pajuhi