“Splinters – A Century of an Artistic Family” shows three generations of the Ahos family. It is an immensely moving consideration of Finnishness, its essence. And it is a grand essay on time and memory, their limits and abysses.
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3,5. An intelligent retrospective document of a family of artists that is, simultaneously a retrospective of a country in their times and contexts. Using with great enjoyment a wide range of visual documents, especially those from the artwork pictured by the family, the film shows, once again in Bagh films, an excessive overuse of music and a too conductive voice(s)-off.