Elegance

Eleganssi

A short film that documents the style and elegance in grey partridge and pheasant hunting through a group of Finnish gentlemen hunters, all men from the top of Finnish society for whom hunting is a common passion and lifestyle. Their hunting companions, the skillful English Setters and Pointers with great family trees, also play an important role in the film. At the end of the day, the prey is prepared and the meal will be shared.
Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.


Direction: Virpi Suutari
Script: Virpi Suutari
Cinematography: Jani Kumpulainen
Editing: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound: Olli Huhtanen
Music: Sanna Salmenkallio
Production: Euphoria Film
Producers: Virpi Suutari
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Finland
Production Year: 2016
Duration: 26΄
Contact: Euphoria Film
Awards/Distinctions: ZONTA Prize to a Female Filmmaker – Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2016, Best Finnish Short Film under 30΄ Award – Tampere FF 2016

Virpi Suutari

Virpi Suutari is an awarded filmmaker, known for her personal cinematic style and emotional narratives. Her documentary The Idle Ones (2002) was nominated for the EFA prize and won several awards as the Best Nordic Documentary. Her work has been screened in numerous international film festivals, also in the form of a retrospective, and has been distributed all over the world. Virpi Suutari is a member of the European Film Academy and she has served as a jury member in many festivals.

Filmography

2001 The Idle Ones
2005 Along the Road Little Child
2010 Auf Wiedersehen Finnland
2013 Hilton!
2014 Garden Lovers
2016 Elegance (short)
2018 Entrepreneur
2020 Aalto
2021 A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country (short)