The King, excerpt

The King is about a miraculous incident in Somero, Finland. Local musician Rauli Badding Somerjoki sent his song “LIGHTS” to Elvis in 1975. He hoped an artist he admired would perform it. Badding never got an answer from the USA. Elvis died two years later August 16, 1977. The peculiar potatoes were found in a field in Somero in the same autumn.

The King
shooting formats D8, S8, 16mm
duration 07:48min

Screening format digital file & DCP
year 2023

Artistic collaboration with Veli Granö