How to Pick Berries

Finnland 2010, Dokumentarfilm, 35mm, Farbe, 19’ | Regie Elina Talvensaari | Buch Elina Talvensaari, Mauro Fariñas | Bildgestaltung Joonas Pulkkanen | Schnitt Markus Leppälä | Ton Pinja Kuusela | Produzentin Elina Talvensaari | Weltvertrieb University of Art and Design Helsinki

Strangers suddenly appear in the swamps of Northern Finland and disrupt the locals' established routine. As the incomers pick berries and discover secret places of growth, the berries begin to embody for the locals all that is worth cherishing about their heritage. The situation turns uneasy. Who is to blame and who is profiting from all this?
In her How to Pick Berries, a documentary film, Elina Talvensaari explores the Finnish mind and points to the absurdities of a global economy.


In 2006, ELINA TALVENSAARI began to study anthropology and sociology at University of Helsinki. Before completion of her master’s degree, she switched to film studies, majoring in documentary film direction. How to Pick Berries was the graduation piece for her bachelor’s degree at Aalto University.


Films by Elina Talvensaari
Palmu 2008 | Näkymätön Käsi 2008


Awards for ›Miten Marjoja Poimitaan‹ (Auswahl)
Erster Preis, Bester Dokumentarfilm, Tampere Film Festival 2011 | Erster Preis, Bester Studentenfilm, Tampere Film Festival 2011 |  Erster Preis, Films from the North, Tromsø International Film Festival 2011 | Zweiter Preis, International Students Meeting, San Sebastian Film Festival 2010


Saturday, 21 April 2012, 8.00 p.m., Odeon 1, Ticket

Elina Talvensaari
Dokumentarfilm, Kurzfilm