Maija Isola, Master of Colour and Form -documentary film screening & talk at HIFF – Love & Anarchy

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When Sat 18.09.2021
Time Discussion event at 4pm. The screening of the documentary will begin at 2.15pm.
Where Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki
Accessible Yes
Language Finnish

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy presents Leena Kilpeläinen‘s documentary film Maija Isola, Master of Colour and Form in collaboration with Helsinki Design Week.

On Saturday 18th of September at the documentary will be shown at 2.15pm in cinema Maxim.

After the screening, a panel discussion will be held in Bio Rex, Lasipalatsi at 4pm. In the discussion, the work of the legendary textile designer Maija Isola and its significance on the Finnish textile industry is in focus. The panelists include film’s director Leena Kilpeläinen, Laura Isoniemi from Aalto University and print designer and illustrator Maija Louekari. The discussion is moderated by Helsinki Design Week’s Programme Director Anni Korkman.

Leena Kilpeläinen is a director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Kilpeläinen is also a member of the administration of the Finnish Documentary Guild from 2007 and president of the guild 2009 –2010. Kilpeläinen studied and graduated from VGIK (The All-Union State institute of Cinematography) in Moscow. As a cinematographer she has worked in the films as ”The children of the big bear” (1993) in Saha-Jakutia, ”On the edge” (2002) in Tula area. As a director she has made some experimental films as “Zero” (2002), “Metro”(2003). Her first full-length documentary was “The Voice of Sokurov” (2013). “Maija Isola Master of Colour and Form” is her second full-length documentary.


Maija Louekari is a Finnish print designer and illustrator. After studying interior architecture and furniture design in Aalto University, she started 2003 as a freelance print designer for Marimekko, working with patterns for home decoration, but also for fashion, bags and accessories. During the years, her Marimekko designs have been seen in collaborations, too. Lately with Uniqlo and Adidas. In her work, Maija works with several different techniques: with hand-drawing, paper cutting and painting. In both work and personal life, she trusts in intuition and love.
Laura Isoniemi a freelance designer and a teacher in Aalto University. Isoniemi is also a non-fiction writer and an educator also working internationally.

The complete programme of Love & Anarchy can be found here. The panel discussion is free of charge. Ticket sales for film screenings begin on 9.9. More information: