Kirsi Marie Liimatainen

Kirsi Marie Liimatainen

Finland

Biography

Kirsi Marie Liimatainen was born in Finland in 1968. She has an MA degree in Theatre and Drama studies of the University of Tampere. From 1991-1999, she worked as an actress in films, television and in theatres in Finland. From 1999-2006, she studied directing at the Potsdam-Babelsberg Academy of Film and Television. Her filmography as a writer/director covers MODLICHA (doc, 30 min, 2001), FRÜHLINGSHYMNE (fiction, 45 min, 2002), SONJA (fiction, 73 min, 2006), ALAVILLA MAILLA HALLAN VAARA (fiction, mini-tv-series, 3x50 min 2010), FESTUNG (fiction, 87 min. 2011) and COMRADE, WHERE ARE YOU TODAY? (doc, 112 min, 2016) She has received residencies & grants from Residence du Festival Cannes, Paris, France, CÉCI Moulin d’Ande, France, Academy of Arts Berlin, Germany, Nipkow-Foundation, Berlin, Germany, DEFA-Foundation, Berlin, Germany, Binger Filmlab, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Finnish Cultural Foundation & Finnish Film Foundation.

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