• biographical ,
  • historical ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2021 | 96 min

Maija Isola, Master of Colour and Form

Maija Isola


Marimekko’s philosophy of life emerged from the fabric designs of Maija Isola, reaching architectural heights together with Maija's large scale prints. Today, Isola's designs have conquered the whole world. But who was Maija Isola? What were the values at the centre of this vagabond’s life, and what kind of a legacy did she leave us?

DIRECTOR: Leena Kilpeläinen
SCRIPT: Leena Kilpeläinen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Leena Kilpeläinen
SOUND: Pietari Koskinen
EDITING: Riitta Poikselkä
MUSIC: Sanna Salmenkallio
PRODUCER: Merja Ritola
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Greenlit Productions
SALES: New Docs


Leena Kilpeläinen

studied and graduated from the VGIK Institue of Cinematography in Moscow. She has worked as a director, cinematographer and screenwriter. She grew up bilingually and speaks fluent Russian. She is member of the Finnish Documentary Guild, and was president of the guild 2009–2010.

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Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28, 2022 – Feb 28, 2023
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• project, travel and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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