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Quebec Premiere


Anna-Karin Grönroos

Finland | 2020 | 1 h 15 min
English, Swedish, Finnish |
Subtitles: French
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The Sibelius Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki is one of the few music schools that offer training for orchestra conductors. The film follows three promising students, I‑Han Fu from Taiwan, Emilia Hoving from Finland, and James Kahane from France, for three years, as they discover the demands of the profession. This film underlines the importance of apprenticeship and the creative process, while highlighting a sense of respect and emotional upheavals. It brings to light the complexity of the profession of conductor, which requires not only great technical mastery but also a sense of conductivity” with all of the musicians.
Docpoint Helsinki, Finland (2020)
Tampere Film Festival, Finland (2020)
Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada (2020)
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada (2020)
Odesa International Film Festival, Ukraine (2020)
Jean Rouch Film Festival, France (2020)
Nordic Film Days Lubeck, Germany (2020)
Director Anna-Karin Grönroos
Editing Okku Nuutilainen
Sound Tuomas Klaavo
Cinematography Mika Mattila
Music Salla Luhtala

In Partnership with

Ambassade de Finlande à Ottawa


Anna-Karin Grönroos

Anna-Karin Grönroos

Anna-Karin Grönroos (b. 1980) is a Helsinki-based screenwriter and director of documentaries and factual tv-series. Her first one-hour documentary Ecopolis China premiered in the Mid-Length competition at IDFA in 2013. Presently, Anna-Karin directs independent documentaries, and is studying for her MA in documentary film at ELO Film School Helsinki.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected Films:
Letters Home (2017)
Ecopolis China (2013)
Send Me a Letter (2006)

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