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Programme (2020)

Lady Time (2020)

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Director Elina Talvensaari, along with her family, move to a new home filled the belongings of an old lady who died lonely. Talvensaari does not have the heart to throw away the old lady’s things, since that would mean that no one would cherish the memory of the previous owner. She would disappear completely.
Instead, Talvensaari begins to make a film about this mysterious Sirkka-Liisa.

With the help of belongings, photographs and investigative work, Talvensaari gets to know this previous habitant even more closely. Sirkka-Liisa becomes an acquintance, like a family member from a different time. In the film, her story comes to life.

One hour encloses the whole life of a single person with its dramatic events, sorrows, and small and large moments of happiness. History is ever present: war, Olympics, the growing wellbeing. Eventually, one can go on a cruise between Finland and Sweden without a care in the world!

With its lingering rhythm, this documentary leaves its viewers cheerful and downright happy: Lady Time is a skilfully constructed and beautiful story about transience. The message of this film seems to be that everyone’s life is meaningful, mysterious and magnificent.

Kati Juurus
Translation: Miia Mäkelä

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Film Title : Neiti Aika
Language : suomi
Director : Elina Talvensaari
Year : 2019
Length : 60
Age limit : S
Format : DCP
Cinematographer : Joonas J. Pulkkanen
Editing : Okku Nuutilainen
Music : Tommi Mäki
Producer : Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki
Production Company : Aamu Film Company

Screenings :
Mon 27.1. at 18.00, Bio Rex (NB! The Opening ceremony will last approx. 2h.)
Sat 1.2. at 13.30, Kino Regina, followed by a Q&A with director Elina Talvensaari
Sun 2.2. at 15.15, Kino Regina, followed by a Q&A with director Elina Talvensaari