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Once I Was a Dragonfly

Original title: Kesäni sudenkorentona
German title: Once I Was a Dragonfly *
Finland, 2016

Director: Toivoniemi, Elli
Production company: Tuffi Films
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 64 min.
Film genre: Documentary

The film follows 25-year-old Miikka Friman who has grown up with dragonflies. He was inspired already at the age of six by a dragonfly that landed on his shoulder and his inspiration gradually turned into a way of living which still almost two decades later drives Miikka onto his expeditions. Miikka has been living his whole life with a camera on his hand, researching dragonflies and documenting the important milestones of his live. The film will show in parallel Miikka’s development from a young enthusiastic filmmaker into a grown man while revealing the trajectory of a dragonfly.

Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2016, DocPoint Helsinki 2017 (awarded), IDOCS Peking 2017, Espoo Ciné 2017, London IFF 2017

Website: www.tuffifilms.com/production/once-i-was-a-dragonfly

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