Project Description

Creative Documentary

Home Recordings is an intimate documentary about the director’s marriage with her composer husband entering a twilight zone.

Leo Anemaet  Mari Soppela

Writer and director Mari Soppela
Cinematography by Ruzbeh Babol
Sopranos Machteld Vennevertloo  Virpi Räisänen
Baritone Pieter Hendriks
Lyrics Mari Soppela
Composer and sound designer Leo Anemaet/LPMA Recordings
Editors Leo Anemaet Remi van der Heiden
Assistant editors Didi Hovingh  Mari Soppela
Co-producers Ruth Waldburger  Bob Visser
In co-production with SF Schweizer Fernsehen/Paul Riniker Urs Augustburger  Yle/Erkki Astala
With support of The Rotterdam Film Fund  The Amsterdam Arts Council  The Netherlands Film Fund O&O AVEK/Timo Humaloja
Production companies Vegafilm  Neon Film  LPMA Productions

Premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival IDFA 2008 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands

The music of her husband Leo Anemaet forms the line in the film: with him, Mari wrote a chamber opera about the crisis in their relationship, which adds a great emotional charge to the everyday bickering and mutual silence.
– Vrij Nederland, 2008

A fine line between the personal and the universal.
– Helsingin Sanomat, 2013

The soundtrack of Home Recordings (16 tracks)