Helka Heinonen’s The Swirl screened at BelDocs

Helka Heinonen’s The Swirl (2022) will be screened at BelDocs International Documentary Film Festival, held from May 11-18 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.

If nothing happens, why is it better not to tell about it? The Swirl examines boundaries on the turning point of growing up. At the end of the school year, a 12-year-old girl gets an exceptional gift from her teacher, a trip up north. They travel together. As an adult, she re-examines her experience. The work studies sensitively the complex experience and telling it as a story. 

Helka Heinonen is versatile visual artist, media artist and film maker. She is especially interested in themes of growing up, youth, time, relationships, narration and nature. She combines both narrative and experimental elements in her work.

BelDocs International Documentary Film Festival, May 11-18 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

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