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Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Visa Koiso-Kanttila

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Biography

Visa Koiso-Kanttila was born in Finland in 1970. He graduated from University of Art and Design Helsinki and he studied documentary film in The New School University and Film/ Video Art in New York in 2000 - 2001. He founded his own production company Guerilla Films Ltd in 1999. He is also a co-member of Elephant Films Ltd – The Finnish director’s group. Film works of Visa Koiso-Kanttila have been awarded on several film festivals. He directs and produces his films in co-operation with his wife and colleague Iiris Härmä.

Filmography:

Miesten koulu (28´, Finland, 1994)
Tuomittu (42´, Finland, 1997)
Karkotetut/ The Banished (52´, Finland, 1998)
Insha Allah/ God Willing (54´, Finland, 1999)
The Activist (34´, Finland/UK, 2000)
Viimeistä päivää/ End of the Line (64´, Finland, 2000)
Isältä pojalle/ Father to son (70´, Finland, 2004)
Talkiven matka/ A Winter´s Journey (73´, Finland, 2007)
Meaning of Life (11´, Finland, 2009)
Miehen Kuva/ Portrait of a Man (81´, Finland, 2010)

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Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man (Orig.) / 2010 / Finland / 81 min

PORTRAIT OF A MAN is a rough but beautiful documentary film about the crisis of a man in his forties and his desire for a better life; its a story of parenthood, alcohol, Finnish man and his desire for love.

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