2019 | 60 min
  • biographical ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min

Lady Time

Neiti Aika


”Sirkka-Liisa Miettinen died alone at the age of 98 in Helsinki. By the time I happened to buy her home she had already turned into ashes. As she had no relatives, everything she owned was left in my new home. Intrigued and terrified at the same time I decided to keep her things and find out who she was. Lady Time is personal in a way that I can't really explain with words.” – Director’s note

World premiere:
IDFA Mid-Length Competition 2019

DIRECTOR: Elina Talvensaari
SCREENWRITER: Elina Talvensaari
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Joonas Pulkkanen
EDITING: Okku Nuutilainen
MUSIC: Tommi Mäki
PRODUCER: Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka


Elina Talvensaari

is an anthropologist-turned-filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. She is deeply in love with images, but the background in anthropology is often present in her films as a distant gaze questioning our own thoughts and habits. Her short documentary How to Pick Berries premiered in Venice IFF, and Purity and Danger won Critics’ Choice Award at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary FF.

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Suvi Railo

International Promotion Advisor

• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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