Kirsikka Saari

Kirsikka Saari

Finland

Biography

Kirsikka Saari is a screenwriter and a director based in Helsinki. She was Oscar nominated for the short film DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?. She has written a script for a feature film STUPID YOUNG HEART (dir. Selma Vilhunen), which won the Crystal Bear in the Berlinale 2019. Her works also include KORSO (with Jenni Toivoniemi, dir. Akseli Tuomivaara), and a miniseries PARADISE (dir. Reetta Aalto) for YLE. She wrote and directed short films AFTER THE REUNION and SUPER COMFORT, which have been screened e.g. in Karlovy Vary, Palm Springs and Aspen Shortsfest. Her first play Depression Comedy premiered in the National Theatre in 2017. She has graduated from Helsinki University and ELO Film School Helsinki / Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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