Kuun metsän Kaisa

Kaisa's Enchanted Forest

Katja Gauriloff’s non-fiction feature revolves around the bond between a Swiss writer and a semi-nomadic tribe in Arctic Finland. Family chronicles, European history, and ancient legends merge poetically in the sublime documentary Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest. Filmmaker Katja Gauriloff, a Lapland native and member of the indigenous Skolt Sami people, has not only uncovered delightful archival material about a nearly lost culture, but she also has created something that itself feels handmade and lovingly aged. (Sheri Linden, Variety)

Director's Biography
KATJA GAURILOFF, born in 1972 in Inari, Finland, studied film directing at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. She is a co-partner of the production company Oktober and director of several critically acclaimed documentaries. In 2016, she received the Golden Dove for Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest in the International Competition Animated Documentary at DOK Leipzig. // Films (selection): Huuto tuuleen (A Shout into the Wind, 2007, doc), Säilöttyjä unelmia (Canned Dreams, 2011, doc), Kuun metsän Kaisa (Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, 2016, doc)
Competition Documentary 2017
Katja Gauriloff
Finland 2016
color & black and white
85 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Katja Gauriloff
Cinematography Enrique Méndez, Heikki Färm
Editing Timo Peltola
Sound/Sounddesign Timo Peltola, Jukka Nurmela
Music Timo Peltola
Producer(s) Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava (Oktober, FI)
Oktober Orvokkitie 15B 00900 Helsinki Finland info@oktober.fi www.oktober.fi
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere