ENTREPRENEUR

ENTREPRENEUR

YRITTÄJÄ


Finland 2018
76 minutes
directed by: Virpi Suutari

Perfectly accurate and visually appealing film by Virpi Suutari, one of the most important European authors, raises questions about the meaning and values of human existence.

The title "Entrepreneur" sounds like it’s taken from a bureaucratic vocabulary, but it’s just an echo of irresistible irony and eccentricity of Finnish authors. Actually, it stands for a poetic and very emotional story about love, about ties in the world in which often seems that there is no space for emotions and humanistic values. The film, in its basic course, is conceived as a careful observing of two different types of entrepreneurial work - traditional and modern, futuristic. In Helsinki, two young women dream of the world to come, have a brilliant, first-rate equipment, a dedicated expert team and they are ready to embark on the brutal challenges of modern business. Somewhere in the province, the middle-aged couple has different ideas, motives and plans - with their two daughter and the son, they cruise along the roads in their firm on wheels and struggle for survival. They transform their business as nature does, according to seasons. To be small, to be yourself, to be free or to be successful and conquer the world - in these ranges Virpi Suutari shows dramatic collisions of the today’s world from the snowy landscapes of Finland to the bustling Chinese business scene.

Enchanting and witty, this modern documentary, with exquisite photography and complex, carefully composed structure, is the true author's work of Virpi Suutari, but as well of all who have creatively contributed to the "Entrepreneur" making a striking cinematic accomplishment - both the director of photography and the editor and abundantly inspired composer Sanna Salmenkalio whose music permeates and ennobles almost every part of the film.

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Virpi Suutari

Perfectly accurate and visually appealing film by Virpi Suutari, one of the most important European authors, raises questions about the meaning and values of human existence.

The title "Entrepreneur" sounds like it’s taken from a bureaucratic vocabulary, but it’s just an echo of irresistible irony and eccentricity of Finnish authors. Actually, it stands for a poetic and very emotional story about love, about ties in the world in which often seems that there is no space for emotions and humanistic values. The film, in its basic course, is conceived as a careful observing of two different types of entrepreneurial work - traditional and modern, futuristic. In Helsinki, two young women dream of the world to come, have a brilliant, first-rate equipment, a dedicated expert team and they are ready to embark on the brutal challenges of modern business. Somewhere in the province, the middle-aged couple has different ideas, motives and plans - with their two daughter and the son, they cruise along the roads in their firm on wheels and struggle for survival. They transform their business as nature does, according to seasons. To be small, to be yourself, to be free or to be successful and conquer the world - in these ranges Virpi Suutari shows dramatic collisions of the today’s world from the snowy landscapes of Finland to the bustling Chinese business scene.

Enchanting and witty, this modern documentary, with exquisite photography and complex, carefully composed structure, is the true author's work of Virpi Suutari, but as well of all who have creatively contributed to the "Entrepreneur" making a striking cinematic accomplishment - both the director of photography and the editor and abundantly inspired composer Sanna Salmenkalio whose music permeates and ennobles almost every part of the film.

Selected filmography

  • ENTREPRENEUR (Yrittäjä), 2018
  • GARDEN LOVERS (Eedenistä pohjoiseen), 2014
  • HILTON! 2013
  • AUF WIEDERSEHEN FINNLAND, 2010.
  • ALONG THE ROAD LITTLE CHILD (Pitkin tietä pieni lapsi), 2002, with Susanna Helke
  • THE IDLE ONES (Joutilaat), 2001, with Susanna Helke