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Pirjo Honkasalo

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IDFA Bertha Fund - Back to the roots

 

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Concrete Night / Betoniyö - HD Trailer (2013, Finland/Sweden/Denmark, Pirjo Honkasalo)

 

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Interview met Pirjo Honkasalo van Concrete Night

 

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CONCRETE NIGHT Trailer | Festival 2013

 

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IDFAcademy Summer School 2019 | Tips from director Pirjo Honkasalo

Pirjo Irene Honkasalo is a Finnish film director who has also worked as a cinematographer, film editor, producer, screenwriter and actress. In 1980 she co-directed Flame Top with Pekka Lehto, with whom she worked earlier and later as well. The film was chosen for the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. In the 1990s she focused on feature documentaries such as "The Trilogy of the Sacred and the Satanic". Honkasalo returned to fiction with Fire-Eater (1998) and Concrete Night (2013), both of which were written by Pirkko Saisio. Concrete Night won six Jussi Awards in 2014, among them the Jussi for the Best Direction and the Jussi for the Best Film. Its world premiere was at the Toronto International Film Festival in Masters series.
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