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Dance Short Cold Storage Sweeps Global Awards

The award-winning dance short Cold Storage is available for licensing. The film has received 39 awards and 280+ film festival selections around the globe.

  • Valtteri Raekallio and Eero Vesterinen in Cold Storage (2016) | Copyright: © Lumikinos Production

    Valtteri Raekallio and Eero Vesterinen in Cold Storage (2016) © Lumikinos Production

  • Eero Vesterinen and Valtteri Raekallio in Cold Storage (2016) | Copyright: © Lumikinos Production

    Eero Vesterinen and Valtteri Raekallio in Cold Storage (2016) © Lumikinos Production

  • Eero Vesterinen as the Iceman in Cold Storage (2016) | Copyright: © Lumikinos Production

    Eero Vesterinen as the Iceman in Cold Storage (2016) © Lumikinos Production

Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely ice fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the sea ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. A wild all-night drinking and dancing party in the fisherman’s tent ensues, but in the harsh light of the morning he must once again confront his own loneliness and dependency.

Directed by Thomas Freundlich and choreographed by Valtteri Raekallio, Finland’s most acclaimed choreographer of the younger generation, Cold Storage brings together dance, imaginative storytelling and a quirky sense of tragicomic Nordic humour. Released in 2016, the film still continues its highly successful run on the global film festival circuit. With 39 awards and over 280 festival selections to date, Cold Storage has also been the most widely screened Finnish short film of any genre for the last three years running.

The soundtrack of the film is composed and performed by contemporary accordion virtuoso Kimmo Pohjonen, one of Finland’s most acclaimed world musicians.

Cold Storage is available for licensing to broadcasters and VOD/SVOD platforms from Lumikinos Production. Screening formats include both Full HD and 4K/UHD.

English title Cold Storage
Genre Dance / short
Production year 2016
Duration 9 min
Video format Full HD / UHD
Audio format Stereo
Production Company Lumikinos Production
Assoc. Prod. Company Yle
Director Thomas Freundlich
Distribution TV Lumikinos Production
Distribution VOD / SVOD Lumikinos Production
Distribution theatrical Lumikinos Production
Composer Kimmo Pohjonen
Choreography by Valtteri Raekallio

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