Pirjo Honkasalo

is a highly established director, cinematographer and screenwriter who has won countless awards for her work. She directed several feature films in the 1970’s and 80’s together with Pekka Lehto, e.g. Flame Top in Cannes competition 1980. In the 1990’s she continued alone and turned to feature documentaries, directing the prize winning The Trilogy of the Sacred and the Satanic (Mysterion, Tanjuska and the 7 Devils and Atman). She has also directed the stunningly beautiful The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, which is still one of the highest award winning feature documentaries ever. She has had well over twenty retrospectives of her work world wide, acted as a member of several international juries and is actively giving international master classes. Concrete Night marks her return to feature fiction.