PORTRAIT OF A MAN – a film about longing for love
A documentary film by VISA KOISO-KANTTILA

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PORTRAIT OF A MAN was nominated in Nordisk Panorama 2010, Bergen:

Honorary mention to Portrait of a Man for transforming an apparently common Scandinavian subject matter into a beautifully realized epic family saga.

“PORTRAIT OF A MAN was influential, important, heartbreaking, funny, touching and healing. Thank you.” author Riina Katajavuori, DocPoint , Helsinki 29th January 2010

PORTRAIT OF A MAN is a rough but beautiful documentary film about the crisis of a man in his forties and his desire for a better life; its a story of parenthood, alcohol, Finnish man and his desire for love. PORTRAIT OF A MAN is also an unusually intimate depiction of the relationship between the father and his son. Despite the seriousness of the topic PORTRAIT OF A MAN includes black humor and situational comedy

PORTRAIT OF A MAN is the final film of Visa Koiso-Kanttila’s manhood trilogy. The previous, awarded films of this trilogy were FATHER TO SON (2004) and A WINTER’S JOURNEY (2007).

– Honorary mention, Nordisk Panorama 2010, Bergen
– Silver FIPA –award, FIPA 2011 (International Festival of Audiovisual Programs), Biarritz
– Honorary Mention, Nordic Glory 2011, Jyväskylä
– The Quality Prize of the Finnish Art Council 2010

Hot Docs 2010, Toronto; DocPoint Helsinki 2010; EBS International Documentary Festival 2010, Seoul; Viscult 2010, Joensuu; DokLeipzig 2010; Artic Glory 2011, Jyväskylä; Tempo Documentary Film Festival 2011, Stockholm; Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2011

International sales
Deckert Distribution GmbH
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Festival distribution
The Finnish Film Foundation, Marja Pallassalo
Kanavakatu 12, FIN 00160 Helsinki
Tel.+ 358 9 6220300, Fax. +358 9 62203050

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