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Santra And the Talking Trees

Santra And the Talking Trees

Fate brings a young woman to idyllic Karelia in Russia, near the Russian-Finnish border. She meets an old woman, Santra, who represents the only remaining link to the Karelian culture of her ancestors. This film is about the difficulty and beauty of finding a home.

Miia Tervo, born 1980, is a filmmaker from Lapland and studied at the Turku Arts Academy and University of Art and Design Helsinki, where she is now a postgraduate student. Her previous films have been shown at over 100 festivals. She writes poetry.

Cinema Next Europe 2015

Miia Tervo

Finland 2013
28 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Sini Liimatainen, Miia Tervo
Editing
Kristiina Karsten
Producers
Cilla Werning (For Real Productions)