Paris Diaries

Elina Oikari

A young and unsuccessful artist tries to find a theme for her short film in Paris. She gets overwhelmed by too many topics and ends up just recording the process. Paris Diaries depicts the challenges of filmmaking in an absurd and spontaneous fashion that interweaves rough interviews and personal exploration. This hybrid of a documentary and essay film captures tangibly zeitgeist of the city.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:11:35
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Paris Diaries
English Title

Paris Diaries

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Oikari (Author), Elina Oikari (Cinematographer), Yassine Khaled (Cinematographer), Jyri Pirinen (Composer), Elina Oikari (Director), Elina Oikari (Editor), Elina Oikari (Producer), Elina Oikari (Script), Jyri Pirinen (Sound Design), Elina Oikari (Interviewer), Louise Bodineau (Interviewer), Yassine Khaled (Interviewer), Yassine Khaled (Translator), Océane Bruel (Translator), Saara Javanainen (Translator), Elina Oikari (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.