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Ville Suhonen

Ville SUHONEN (1964, Finland) is a film director, screenwriter and author. He studied history of art and theatre studies at University of Helsinki and after graduating in 1988 he worked as a film and culture critic for the student magazine Ylioppilaslehti for a couple of years. Suhonen’s films have been screened at various film festivals. Seamstress (2015) won the Jussi Prize for best documentary film and the State Prize for Public Information, Tale of the Forest (2012) was awarded the Environmental Prize of the Year. He has published multiple books including the novelisation of his film Tommy and the Wildcat (1998). 

Filmografie

(selection) Paris, Breakfast (1985, short), Dream Mode (1986, short), Kaupungin aika/Time of the City (1987, short doc), Viimeinen kaupunginosa/The Last Waterfront (1988, short doc), Tapaus Kumenius/The Kumenius Case (1989, short doc), Helsinki.Arkkitehtuuri/Helsinki. Architecture (1989, short doc), Selviytyjät/Colony of Survivors (1990, short doc), Ylioppilaselämää/Student Life (1990, short doc), Villiintynyt kaupunki/Wild-Grown City (1993, short doc), Linnunratojen kansaa/Arctica – the Mythical Migration (1995, short doc), Puhe lauluksi, sanat musiikiksi/From Speech to Song (1995, short doc), Katoavat hetket/Moments in Time (1996, short doc), Pyhä lintu, onnen lintu/The Holy Swan (1996, short doc), Hämähäkkihuijaus/A Spider Swindle (1997, short), Poika ja ilves/Tommy and the Wildcat (1998, co-dir), Paratiisi kaupungissa/Paradise in the City (2000, short, co-dir), Matkalla kurkien kanssa/A Journey with the cranes (2002, short doc, co-dir), Siipi lumihohtoinen/Song of the Whooper Swan (2004, short doc, co-dir), Neljä matkaa Vantaanjoella/Four Journeys on the River (2007, doc, co-dir), Jäämarssi/Frozen Hell – Prisoners of War in Finland 1941-42 (2011, doc), Metsän tarina/Tale of a Forest (2012, doc), Ompelijatar/Seamstress (2015, doc), Ikuiseen rauhaan/Price of Peace (2021, doc), Phyä yö/Holy Night (2022, short), Sodan ja Rauhan Lapset/Children of War and Peace (2023, doc)

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Ville Suhonen op IFFR

  • Children of War and Peace

    De ijzingwekkende oorlogszucht van een land en de prijs die kinderen daarvoor betaalden.

    • Big Screen Competition