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Summerchild
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Iris Olsson


Svetlana, an 11 year old girl from a children's home in Russia, is the sponsored child of a couple from Finland. Living only 60 km from the border of Finland, Svetlana has never visited her neighboring country. After a long wait Svetlana finally gets an invitation to have a look at life on the other side of the border. An award-winner at several international festivals, including the Full Frame Festival's "President's Award" SUMMERCHILD is a moving, visually captivating study of childhood and identity.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 60 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

COUNTRY - Finland

LANGUAGE - English, Finnish

Director

Iris Olsson

Producer

Annukka Lilja

Producer

Kai Kuikkaniemi

Editor

Annukka Lilja

Cinematographer

Anssi Leino

Original Music

Samuli Kosminen

Press

"A journey of discovery as told by 11-year-old Svetlana, a brave, highly emotional and expressive pre-pubescent girl who takes her own destiny a lot more seriously than the adults around her do." -- Pamela Cohn, Still in Motion

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