Tvoja slika - Merlinka festival

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Merlinka festival

Tvoja slika

Kratki film

Režija: Pinja Valja

Finska, 2017.

Trajanje: 16 min.

Film prepliće teme ljubavi i sećanja u duhu filmova novog talasa. To je priča o paru, Lilji i Lauri, koji su nedavno raskinule. Da bi pronašla mir u mislima, Lilja želi da razgovara sa Larom o njihovoj vezi. Ali sećanja žena se razlikuju, a razgovor i flešbekovi iz njihove prošlosti se prepliću u zagonetnu priču. Ko će odlučiti šta je istina? Da li je njihova ljubav bila istinita iako je okončana?

The Image of You

Short film

Director: Pinja Valja

Finland, 2017

Duration: 16 min

The Image of You weaves together the themes of love and memory in the spirit of New Wave cinema. It’s a story of a couple, Lilja and Laura, who have recently broken up. To find peace of mind, Lilja wants to discuss the past relationship with Laura. But the women’s memories of the relationship differ, and the conversation and flashbacks from their past intertwine into an enigmatic puzzle. Who gets to decide what is the truth? Was their love true even though it ended?

Pinja Valja

Pinja Valja (1984) is a Helsinki-based media artist working mainly with short films and video. The structures of social and cognitive individual reality are a frequent theme in her work. For example, she questions the common and institutionalized, monogamous approach to love and relationships in her most recent films, The Image of You (2017) and A Poly Love Story (2017). Valja´s works often combine different genres with a queer edge. Valja has graduated as a Master (2016) and as a Bachelor (2011) of Arts from Aalto University and as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tampere Polytechnic (2008).  Her works have been shown in exhibitions as well as film festivals in Finland and abroad.