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Pappa

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ABOUT THE FILM

A young woman returns to her home burdened with unhappy memories for the first time in many years. But something strikes a chord in her heart when she sees her grandfather wasted by illness. The work conveys a feeling of that it is always possible to forgive family and gives the viewer a sense of compassion.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Originally graduated from the Medical Faculty of Helsinki University year 2000. Thereafter studied film and media in Stadia Polytechnic, Helsinki. Mother of two children, born 1998 and 2004.
Nationality:
Finland
Activities:
Maarit Koskinen has studied media and film studies in Stadia Polytechnic since year 2000 and has thereafter made a few shortfilms, screened on festivals. She has also worked as a dialoque writer for a succesful tv-series Salatut elamat 1999-2004. "Pappa" is her graduating work from Stadia. Now, after her maternity break she is working on new projects.
Screening / Award history:
The film "Pappa" has been selected to the national competition of Nordic Glory festival 2005. It has been shown in finnish filmfestivals Tampere film festival 2006, and Kinokisa where it was awarded an honour Diploma 2006.

13 people voted

essamuldin
2007-07-12 04:09:59

IT CAN NOT BE SEEN DUE MOVIE SPEED

weiss
2007-05-15 14:37:42

touching story and acting. good camera work.

kristalii
2007-05-14 16:51:44

An interesting subject, good work. I especially fancied the photography.

sambuZ
2007-05-14 06:18:08

great job!

akira
2007-04-28 13:08:25

祖父からの性的な感情の思い出。病院で二人が肩を組む姿が印象的です。

edutom
2007-04-24 21:56:24

ラストクレジットで冒頭の音が反復している事によく表されているように思うのですが、主人公の記憶の積み重なりとその時々の心情の関係がうまく表現されていると思います。 特に少女時代の夏の明るい色彩の強さに現れる強烈な感覚と現在のうつろで曖昧な色彩、室内の光など、画面の色と光の構成もよく出来ています。

danimations
2007-04-07 09:51:28

well shot and directed, but the script lacked originality or impact. strong photography, credible performances and balanced production values. not a film i will remember though.

iwarehiko
2007-04-06 14:01:19

しっとりしたいい雰囲気の作品です。 祖父にこころを開くまでの心理的な動き がもうすこし描けたらと思います。

manduck
2007-04-04 20:39:20

daddykins
2007-04-02 02:47:32

This narrative is like a page out of my life. Emotional abuse is as painful as sexual confrontations. Mine was emotional and like her I forgave my father in his darkest hour. I held an old man and wept. An excellent film in all disciplines.