Kirsi Marie Liimatainen

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Kirsi Marie Liimatainen (born April 14, 1968 in Tampere ) is a Finnish film director and actress .

From 1989 to 1993 she studied acting at the University of Tampere and from 1999 to 2006 she studied directing at the HFF '' Konrad Wolf '' Potsdam - Babelsberg . Her diploma film, the youth story Sonja , premiered at the Max Ophüls Prize film festival and opened in German cinemas in summer 2006. He won the Foundlings Prize and then toured with Kirsi Marie Liimatainen and the two leading actresses Sabrina Kruschwitz and Julia Kaufmann as well as the film critic Sven Eggers through selected cinemas and film clubs. At the Miami International Film Festival 2007 the film received a Special Grand Jury Mention in the Dramatic Features - World Cinema Competition category .

In the following years Liimatainen received several working grants, including from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. In 2011 she finally presented her second full-length feature film, the family drama Fortress , which she directed . This film was released in theaters in winter 2011.

In August 2016, her documentary Comrade, Where Are You Today? about former students of the youth college at Bogensee premiere.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. MIFF 2007 Award Winners (English)
  2. ^ Website for the film