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YRITTÄJÄ / Entrepreneur

YRITTÄJÄ / Entrepreneur

Virpi Suutari's precise and visually appealing Entrepreneur raises questions about our existence and its fragility through pitting opposites against each other. In the Finnish countryside, a family struggles to make things work. In the winter they run a mobile meatwagon and in the summer the entire family participates in their traveling funfair. Despite personal and economic setbacks, they nurture their hopes and dreams. In Helsinki, two women are driven by a vision and have developed a wheat-based protein, as a replacement for meat. With the world as their potential market, they open their first factory, but success brings unforeseen challenges.
(Tobias Åkesson)

Virpi Suutari
Documentary film director and professor of arts, Virpi Suutari has been working in the film industry for more than 20 years, during which many of the documentary films she has written and directed have won or been nominated for awards. She is also a member of European Film Academy. The Crossing Europe Tribute 2006 was dedicated to her and recurring co-director Susanna Helke.

Film Selection: Yrittäjä (Entrepreneur, 2018, doc) — Eedenistä pohjoiseen (Garden Lovers, 2014, doc, CE’15)
 — Hilton! – Täällä Ollaan Elämä (Hilton! – Here for Life, 2013,  doc, CE’14)
 — Auf Wiedersehen Finnland (2010,  doc)
 — Pitkin tietä pieni lapsi (Along the Road Little Child, 2005, doc, with Susanna Helke, CE’06) 
— Joutilaat (The Idle Ones, 2001, doc, with Susanna Helke, CE’04, CE’06)

Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds 2018

Virpi Suutari

Finland 2018
DCP / color
74 minutes
Finnish / English / Chinese
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Heikki Färm, Tuomo Hutri, Marita Hällfors, Jani Kumpulainen, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen

Editing
Jussi Rautaniemi
Music
Sanna Salmenkallio
Cast
Jani Laine, Satu Laine, Amanda Laine, Akseli Laine, Olivia Laine, Diana Laine, Maija Itkonen, Reetta Kivelä
Producers
Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava

Trailer

Production

Oktober Oy
World Sales

CAT&docs

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Gothenburg Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere