One fictional biography depicted from birth to death, based on the lives and memories of four women of different age. Each year in the film is reduced to three sentences, a list that runs from 0 to 99. This narration is illustrated as a variety of cinematographic styles and media: archive footage, home video, still photography, animation, film noir-styled scenes, and performance documentation. The film was awarded at Mediawave, Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation), L’Alternativa, and Stuttgarter Filmwinter and it is included in the collections of MoMA (New York) and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki).
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English title / 99 Years of My Life
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / 99 vuotta elämästäni
Original title / 99 Years of My Life
Keywords / family (phenomena), portraits (works of art ), animation, fiction, archival materials, stories, memories
Type / Single channel
Genre / performance art, personal narrative, documentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:32:55
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2003
Cast / Sini Liimatainen (Cinematographer), Antti Tolvi (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Composer), Jussi Vuola (Composer), Marja Viitahuhta (Director), Azar Saiyar (Editor), Marja Viitahuhta (Producer), Marja Viitahuhta (Actor), Lars Wingård (Actor), Irma Truhponen (Actor), Lahja Tuominen (Actor), Sini Liimatainen (Actor), Sakari Luhtala (Actor), Aapo Korkeaoja (Actor), Tuomo Truhponen (Actor), Essi Kausalainen (Actor), Maija Hirvanen (Actor), Topi Äikäs (Actor), Ronja Oksanen (Actor), Anja Saiyar (Actor), Turun AMK:n Taideakatemia / - (Funder), Marja Viitahuhta (Script), Marja Viitahuhta (Author), Veera Luhtala (Animation), Sakari Luhtala (Animation)