A Poly Love Story

Pinja Valja

A Poly Love Story is a dancerly film that tells a love story from the point of view of polyamorous people. The film is based on scenes of a traditional love story. The different stages of a love affair are depicted using dance, music and dialogue adapted from interviews with polyamorous people. Is love diminished by sharing?

Production Year
2017
Duration
00:18:49
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Jaettu rakkaustarina
English Title

A Poly Love Story

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pinja Valja (Author), Mikko Levoska (Cinematographer), Janne Masalin (Composer), Pinja Valja (Director), Pinja Valja (Editor), Maria Vilkki (Producer), Pinja Valja (Script), Janne Masalin (Sound Design), Jouni Majaniemi (Actor), Amel Sihvonen (Actor), Ilkka Hautala (Actor), Anne Naukkarinen (Actor), Jukka Kontusalmi (Actor), Oona Airola (Actor), Janne Masalin (Actor), Elisa Kaivanto (Actor), Sara Melleri (Actor), Nika Savolainen (Actor), TAIKE (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), VISEK (Funder)
Pinja Valja (1984) is a media artist from Helsinki, Finland. Valja works mostly with short films. Frequent themes in her work evolve around the questions of the structures of reality. For example, she questions the common and institutionalized, monogamous approach to love and relationships in her most recent films, A Poly Love Story (2017) and The Image of You (2017). Valja’s work often combine different genres of arts and film with a queer edge.