ARIES

Elian Mikkola

A single window frame; a portal. As the circular nature of time begins to reveal itself, a new decade begins.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:03:20
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
ARIES
Finnish Title

ARIES

English Title

ARIES

Production Countries
Canada
Dialogue
No
Sound
No
Cast
Elian Mikkola (Author), Elian Mikkola (Cinematographer), Elian Mikkola (Director), Elian Mikkola (Producer)
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Elian Mikkola is a Finnish Moving Image Artist (of Karelian descent), and a white settler currently based between Treaty 4, Regina, and Montréal (Tiohtià:ke), Canada. Originally from Turku, Finland, Mikkola holds a BA in Journalism from Tampere University. They completed their MFA in Media Production in 2019 at the University of Regina. Mikkola works closely with both analog and digital images and extensions and hybrids of these mediums. Their work explores themes such as memory, spatial dependences and queer belonging. Mikkola’s work has been showcased in several film festivals in Canada and internationally. Their debut film SAARI (2016) was selected to TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival student program in 2017. Their latest two films premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 and Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2021. Mikkola is a part of La Lumière Collective based in Montréal and a current board member of the Queer City Cinema.