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The main character in the film is an unmarried daughter called Elina. She lived long time ago on a farm and worked her whole life for the farm, for her brother and for God. The film explores what is left of her and her environment now, and how to interpret the things that are found. The farm is empty and the life of Elina is detected by means of some pictures, few objects and stories told by others. The film is as much about Elina as it is about forgetting and losing a way of life. Some old photos, an interview and the old farmhouse have been used as visual material for the film. The work is situated somewhere between an art film and a documentary.

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English title / Elina
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Elina
Original title / Elina
Keywords / family (phenomena), portraits (works of art ), documentary films, countryside, women, memories, history, work, landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / personal narrative, documentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:17:30
Language / Finnish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2005
Cast / Sampsa Virkajärvi (Cinematographer), Jani Kuivajärvi (Composer), Sampsa Virkajärvi (Director), Sampsa Virkajärvi (Editor), Sampsa Virkajärvi (Script), Sampsa Virkajärvi (Author), Sampsa Virkajärvi (Sound Design)
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