Hotel President

Elina Oikari

Hotel President opens a multifaceted view to a centrally located four-star hotel in Berlin that is currently used to accommodate asylum seekers. The short film includes interviews with asylum seekers, whose thoughts are contrasted with portraits of presidents, prime ministers and other politicians who seem to be giving the asylum seekers a warm welcome to the “West”.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:05:12
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Hotel President
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Oikari (Author), Yassine Khaled (Cinematographer), Elina Oikari (Cinematographer), Jyri Pirinen (Composer), Elina Oikari (Director), Elina Oikari (Editor), Elina Oikari (Producer), Elina Oikari (Script), Jyri Pirinen (Sound Design), TAIKE (Funder), Yassine Khaled (Translator)
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Elina Oikari is a filmmaker who works with fiction, documentary, and alternative film. She has graduated with a Master of Arts from the ELO Film School Finland in Aalto University majoring in documentary film directing (2014). Oikari's work often explores current social themes connected with timeless places and stories. Using a sharp palette of absurd humor and reflective visual language she aims to push the boundaries of cinema.