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Tales, stories, drama, fiction

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Fiction or drama film is only a piece of composition, less true than a documentary. Is it this simple? All cultural stories, starting from myths, are based on some phenomena of reality. Also fairytales are stories. A film is true, part of reality, at the latest when the viewer interprets it, remembers it, tells stories about it or sees dreams of it.

Yet, in the film industry, fiction or drama film and documentary film are considered separate from one another.

Feature and full-length motion picture mean the same thing. According to the Finnish National Filmography it means "a film that has been presented as a feature film in a movie theater for the public for payment, and that lasts at least 37 minutes. The running time is equal to 1000 meters of 35 mm film/24 images per second.""


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