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Swan Song (Joutsenlaulu)

Maarit Suomi-Väänänen

2004, 06:20 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1011.00

Swan Song is a nature drama in three acts. It starts with the mating dance of swans then shows their copulation, and finally the idyllic family scene, which is about to break up. This is the film’s way to demonstrate the power struggle and the sexual desire between woman and man. Even procreation is a part of this power struggle.

Swan Song is a comment on natural selection. It suggests that reproduction cannot be taken for granted. Man cannot control the nature. Swan Song discusses the dependence between parents and children, which lies in their fear of being rejected.

Swan Song plays with anthropomorphism by reflecting human qualities to other living creatures. Swan plays an important role in Finnish mythology. It is the symbol of fidelity, eternal happiness, fertility, and death. In worldwide traditions swan is seen as man. That makes swan a totem animal.

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