Ikuiset vaeltajat

BFM — 39
BFM — 39
Carnival Pilgrims

Available online from 28 to 30 April on MYmovies.it

Directed by Mika MattilaItalian title: Eterni vagabondi [t.l.]
Finland, Norway, Germany / 2020 / 88 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: sub. it./en.

What makes us move? Why the restless desire to rest somewhere far away? Carnival Pilgrims is a cinematic reflection on the phenomena of global tourism and our perpetual desire to be somewhere else. The film explores the essence of the tourist experience by taking a cinematic tour through some of the most iconic pilgrimage sites of the contemporary world, where the carousels of endless fun and ever elusive enlightenment never come to rest.


Mika Mattila – (Helsinki, Finland, 1974) is a Finnish filmmaker, producer, director and cinematographer specialising on the creative documentary films that explore the boundaries of the genre as an art form. Mattila emphasises in his work global perspectives, in terms of the subject matters, collaborations as well as audiences. Mattila is the founder of a Helsinki based production company Ideasthetic llc.

Essential filmography

Ikuiset vaeltajat (Carnival Pilgrims, doc, 2020)

Memories of Darkness (short doc, 2015)

Chimeras (doc, 2013)

BFM 39 list of films

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