Elaa, Olla Olemassa

Elaa, Olla Olemassa

To live, to Exist

Reetta Aalto, Finland, 2007DigiBeta, Colour, 14'

On the eve of her high-school graduation party Veera finds out from her mother that her father has said he is staying alive only for the party. Her rejected boyfriend threatens Veera with a suicide as well. As everybody collapses around her Veera holds herself together.

05 August, Shtëpia e Kulturës, 18:00

Made In Finland

Director: Reetta Aalto
Producer: Reetta Aalto
Cinematographer: Mika Niinimaa
Editor: Hanna Kuirinlahti
Sound: Anna Paavilainen, Pertti Sveholm, Aija Ahola, Antti Lang, Irma Junnilainen

Director's Biography

Born in 1976, she studies at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH), School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design, majoring in Documentary Film.

Festivals and Awards:

Tampere Int’l Film Festival 2007, Finland. Europäische Kurzfilmbiennale Ludwigsburg 2007, Germany. Int’l Short Film Festival Leuven 2007, Belgium. Brest European Short Film Festival 2007, France.


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