Competition Documentaries, Finland 2019, 61 Min., fin. OV, engl. st
Sirkka-Liisa Miettinen was 98 when she died in 2012, without relatives or heirs. She lived in the same Helsinki apartment for more than 60 years, in the city’s Olympic Village, built in 1952. When filmmaker Elina Talvensaari moves in, she inherits by default everything Sirkka-Liisa left behind, including furniture and clothing. She finds letters, diaries, photos, and super 8 films from the 1960s. Piece by piece, the particulars of Miettinen’s life are disclosed – her rural upbringing, her community service during the war, her happy marriage, and their foreign travels together. But the previous occupant also suffered blows of fate … With sensitivity and respect, director Elina Talvensaari reconstructs the biography of an unknown woman, somebody who lived a seemingly average life. But in fact, it was a unique life, and the director allows the audience to connect with it emotionally.
Director Elina Talvensaari
Screenplay Elina Talvensaari
Producer Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Production Company Aamu Film Company Ltd / Elokuvayhtiö Oy Aamu Ab, Hiihtomäentie 34, 00800 Helsinki, Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.aamufilmcompany.fi
World Sales Raina Film Festival Distribution, Punatulkuntie 3 A 3, 00730 Helsinki, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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