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Elli Toivoniemi

Once I Was a Dragonfly
(Kesäni sudenkorentona)

Finland 2016

In Finnish with English subtitles

64 min

For all audiences


Dragonfly is a film that follows a 25-year-old Miikka Friman who has grown up with dragonflies. He was inspired already at the age of six by a dragonfly that landed on his shoulder and his inspiration gradually turned into a way of living which still almost two decades later drives Miikka onto his expeditions. Miikka has been living his whole life with a camera on his hand, researching dragonflies and documenting the important milestones of his live. The film will show in parallel Miikka's development from a young enthusiastic filmmaker into a grown man while revealing the trajectory of a dragonfly.
Production notes

Director: Elli Toivoniemi

Elli Toivoniemi (born in 1984) is a Finnish director, founder and head producer of Tuffi Films. Toivoniemi has produced numerous award-winning Finnish films, such as Do I Have To Take Care of Everything? (2012). Once I was a Dragonfly is her directorial debut full-length feature film.

Screenplay: Elli Toivoniemi
Cast: Miikka Friman
Production: Venla Hellstedt & Elli Toivoniemi / Tuffi Films
Print: Tuffi Films

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