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Karelian Cowgirls

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ABOUT THE FILM

At the start of the bitter Winter War the Soviet Red Army invaded Finnish-Karelia forcing thousands of civilians deep into Finland. Teenagers Annikki, Inkeri and Hilkka left their families to drive cattle through deep snow and hostile lands. A lifetime later they look back on their adventures.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
United Kingdom
Activities:
Born in Helsinki, Minttu has lived in Scotland for 10 years. She has a background in literature, stills photography and design and has worked as a cinematographer forthe past seven years, in both drama and documentary productions.
HerPersonal work has been exibited in festivals and galleries in Scotland, Finland, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, and Switzerland.
Karelian Cowgirls is her first documentary film as director.
Screening / Award history:
Edinburgh International Film Festival Edinburgh (United Kingdom) 2008-06
Tromsø International Film Festival Tromsø (Norway) 2009-01
London Short Film Festival London (United Kingdom) 2009-01
Tampere International Film Festival Tampere (Finland) 2009-03
London International Documentary Festival London (United Kingdom) 2009-04
Dawson City International Short Film Festival Dawson City (Canada) 2009-04
I've Seen Films - International Film Festival Milan (Italy) 2009-09
Con-Can Movie Festival Tokyo (Japan) 2009-09
Vancouver International Film Festival Vancouver (Canada) 2009-10

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5 people voted

vmcd
2010-04-11 14:50:34

interesting story, one I had not heard about before. It made me want to learn Finnish. I liked both the story and the scenery. Very enjoyable short.

Popo
2009-09-23 19:27:03

her story was sad, but the sceneris of Finland were very beautiful!!

Calvin
2009-09-23 19:10:34

フィンランドにそんな歴史があったとは知らなかった。ドキュメンタリーの意義を感じる。

bearcat
2009-09-23 18:55:14

過酷な体験を淡々と語るおばあちゃんの様子に「人間って強いなー」と思いました。

Stella Droggiti
2009-09-19 01:25:09

JO-Yang
2009-09-18 20:11:04

I think it's ok,I like the image.