GREY VIOLET – THE ODD ONE OUT
Tapaus Grey Violet
Russia’s current patriotic bluster and turn to ultra conservative values have driven many of it’s citizens to flee abroad. Grey Violet, a mathematician by profession, an activist by heart, who is not a ”he” or ”she”, but ”ze”, is one of those who had to leave Moscow. In Russia, ze has become a target of various neo-conservative groups and has even been pointed out by President Putin himself. Now ze is in Finland seeking asylum. Back in Moscow, Grey Violet’s mother Svetlana reflects on how things got to this point. Throughout the years, she has done a great deal of work trying to understand, accept and protect her eccentric and radical son. Now both of them have to find new ways to cope in this new situation forced upon them.
Reetta Aalto (b. 1976) is a Helsinki-based filmmaker, who writes and directs both fiction and documentary films. Her selected filmography includes an internet hit animation Pussy for Beginners, a Prix Europa nominated tv-miniseries Paradise and the awarded short films Girls’ Night and To Live, to Exist, and the documentary film Guardian Angel.