Karelian Cowgirls

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In 1939, with the Russian Red Army approaching, Finnish families from the border region of Karelia send their eldest daughters to lead their cattle into the heart of Finland… A haunting, lyrical film featuring the memories of those who were there.

A Pulkka/Skyline Productions co-production

Director/Editor: Minttu Mäntynen
Producer/DP:Scott Ward
Executive Producer: Leslie Hills
Executive Producers for SDI: Sonja Henrici and Noe Mendelle
Sound: Tuomas Klaavo, Marcelo de Oliveira, John Cobban
Colourist: Ian Ballantine
Researcher: Milli Mäntynen

Screenings

FESTIVALS

LJUBLJANA INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Slovenia, 21. – 24. September 2009

LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL, UK
29th March – 5th April 2009.

5th PARVIN ETESAMI WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
Tehran, Iran 22nd-27th November 2009

OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
Finland 16th-22nd November 2009

SLEEPWALKERS FESTIVAL
Tallinn, Estonia 12th-15th November 2009

INVERNESS FILM FESTIVAL
11-15th November 2009
Screened in front of Samson and Delilah.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
1st-16th October 2009
Mention of the film in The Geist magazine blog here.

I’VE SEEN FILMS – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Milan, Italy (International Competition) 24th Sept – 3rd Oct 2009

CON-CAN MOVIE FESTIVAL, Tokyo
18th – 24th September 2009

DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Yukon, Canada 9th – 12th April 2009.

TAMPERE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Finland
4th -8th of March 2009.

TROMSØ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Norway
“Films from the North”, 13th – 18th January 2009.

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UK
As part of the “Bridging The Gap: Home” screening on
17th and 18th January 2009. Tenderpixel Gallery

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Scotland 2008
Shortlisted for the Best Short Scottish Documentary Film Award. Eye for Film review HERE

OTHER EVENTS & GALLERIES

BRINGING THE WAR HOME
As part of the film screening series at Impressions Gallery, Bradford UK. From 28th October 2010

HIDDEN DOOR FESTIVAL 22nd-24th October 2010

‘Word of Mouth’ film night, Edinburgh 2010

ELECTRIC SHADOWS
6th September 2008, Beijing, China