ECONOMIC FORECASTERS – Reetta Huhtanen (Finland, 2015) 22’24”

A seriously funny vision on the inscrutable world of economics. Economy is like a force of nature or an otherworldly creature, which dominates our worldly life by its nervousness, storms and sentiments. Two atypical economic forecasters with supernatural powers try to predict the upcoming movements of these mysterious market forces. Seppo derives his economic predictions from astronomical observations; Voitto operates a fee-based telephone hotline from his home, mostly delving deep into his subconscious to make his prognostications. This absurd film shows that their methods are no worse than any others, and that we all tend to mythologise “the Economic System” as a supernatural entity.

Economic Forecasters