Virpi Suutari
Finland 2015 | Documentary | 26 min


Elegance is a short film about a group of Finnish men, and the elegance of hunting partridge and pheasant. The protagonists are wealthy men, for whom hunting is a treasured hobby, a passion and a way of life. They are Nokia’s former CEO, Jorma Ollila, engineering company Kone Oy’s owner, Antti Herlin, and the narrator, Publishing Company Otava’s former CEO, Heikki A. Reenpää, who leads the viewers through expeditions, creates the mood and introduces the people. Equally important are the dogs: handsome pointers and setters, whose pedigrees, abilities and hunting prowess ultimately determine whether any birds are caught at all.


Director(s): Virpi Suutari
Script: Virpi Suutari
Cinematography: Jani Kumpulainen
Sound: Olli Huhtanen
Editing: Jussi Rautaniemi
Music: Sanna Salmenkallio
Producer(s): Virpi Suutari
Production Company/ies: Euphoria Film Oy


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Screening format(s): DCP
Dialogue language(s): Finnish , Swedish
Subtitle language(s): English


2016 Main PrizeTampere Film FestivalFinland
2016 Zonta prizeInternational Short Film Festival OberhausenGermany