The Swirl

Helka Heinonen

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. 

Production Year
2022
Duration
00:22:59
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Pyörre
Finnish Title

Pyörre

English Title

The Swirl

Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Helka Heinonen (Author), Jesse Jalonen (Cinematographer), Lau Nau (Composer), Helka Heinonen (Director), Okku Nuutilainen (Editor), Helka Heinonen (Editor), Helka Heinonen (Script), Jyri Pirinen (Sound Design), Rea-Liina Brunou (Actor), Rauha Luhtala (Actor), Paju Brunou (Actor), Inari Pentikäinen (Actor), Saara Kotkaniemi (Actor), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Helka Heinonen

Born: 1982

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.