Mari Mantela

(born 1978) studied film directing at the Aalto University in Helsinki. Mantela´s awarded short films have been screened in international festivals as well as in television in Finland and Sweden. For a decade Mantela worked internationally directing commercial productions and gained a strong visual style which often combines digital imagery with traditional and character driven storytelling. Mantela is currently working on her debut feature Road of Rán, a special love story set in the icy North with a genre mix of magical realism.