Once Upon a Time in Sad Hill
|Language:||English, Spanish, Finnish, French|
|Producer:||Rax Rinnekangas, David Alba Romero / Oy Bad Taste Ltd.|
|Cast:||Pilar Puente, Marja Skaffari, Margaret Jova, Liisa Sofia Pöntinen, Nacho Angulo, Ville Tanttu|
|Production:||Bad Taste, Solisterrae Music|
Two couples are finishing a workshop on the philosophy of Fernando Pessoa in northern Spain. Embarking for the train station, they arrive at a deserted landscape; a long walk through the mountains leads them to Sad Hill, the shooting location for the final scene of Sergio Leone’s iconic western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966).
In this abandoned cemetery the women confront the vicissitudes of their hollow marriages, circling through cinematic pasts with a new understanding of the present.
Rax Rinnekangas’ sixth narrative film is a cryptic, cerebral meditation on meaning, freedom, and human will.