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Finnish film heads Down Under

Suutari’s documentary film Entrepreneur takes a mildly comic look at the zeal and commitment that goes into entrepreneurship. Oktober

Finnish director Virpi Suutari will present her documentary film Entrepreneur (Yrittäjä) at the Sydney Film Festival, as part of the Europe! Voices of Women in Film programme.

Virpi Suutari Image: Screenshot/SES

The Finnish film director is among the 10 European female directors whose films have been selected for European Film Promotion’s special programme at the Sydney Film Festival, designed to promote European women film-makers and their art.

Suutari’s feature-length documentary film Entrepreneur describes what it takes to be a self-employed entrepreneur in contemporary Finland, from two opposing perspectives.

After its February world premiere at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, Entrepreneur has stopped by Switzerland’s Visions du Réel film festival, premiered in North America at the HotDocs film festival, and been awarded a special prize for films over 30 minutes at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland.

Two more Finnish films will be projected onto the big screen in Sydney: Elli Vuorinen’s animated short film Sore Eyes for Infinity and Aki Kaurismäki’s retrospective.

The Sydney Film Festival in Australia takes place between 6 June and 17 June.

Published on 30.05.2018