VENEH, is a poetic description of transition. The film is set in a typical Karelian village of the early 20th century. In the story a young girl becomes a bride and prepares to leave home. Veneh can been seen as developing the world's first documentary film Häidenvietto Karjalan Runomailla, shot in the 1920s, to an artistic and emotional narrative. It also breathes life into the Karelian landscape familiar from I.K Inha's iconic photos. Veneh is the first film ever made in the Karelian language.
Veneh had its premiere in 2016, after which it has been performed in example on Rossija 1 TV channel in Russia, KaustinenChamber Music Week, Helsinki Music Hall at the Touko Taiga Festival, Oulu Film Center, Sugri Fest Festival, OAF Festival under Helsinki Festival and numerous other festivals and events around Finland. In addition, the film has also been shown at events in France and Japan. Veneh won the best Finnish short film award at the Scandinavian International Film Festival in 2017.
The next public performance event will be at Tampere Flute Fest in Tampere on April 15 and 16, 2023.
BRIDE AS A CHILD
MOTHER / MOTHER'S VOICE