Liisa Miettinen died alone with no one left to miss her. Director Elina Talvensaari happened to buy her home and with it everything Liisa ever owned – from books to photos to shampoo bottles and chocolates. What would happen If I threw all her things away? The thought of absolute oblivion scared me, so I decided to find out who this person was.
Elina Talvensaari is an anthropologist-turned-filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. She is deeply in love with images, but the background in anthropology is often present in her films as a distant gaze questioning our own thoughts and habits. Her short documentary How to Pick Berries premiered in Venice IFF, and Purity and Danger won Critics’ Choice Award at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary FF.