Leena Kilpeläinen
Maija Isola. She, colour and shape
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Maija Isola. She, colour and shape

Maija Isola. She, colour and shape

Leena Kilpeläinen

97 min.
Finland and Germany
Subtitles: Catalan and English

The incredible life of Maija Isola. A fascinating portrait of the author of the iconic Marimekko prints, the world's most famous Finnish design brand.

Live Screenings
Date Time City Venue Price
01/12/2023 19:00 Girona Museu del Cinema View
01/12/2023 19:00 Girona Centre Cívic Santa Eugènia View
01/12/2023 19:30 Barcelona Cinemes Girona €7.00 Buy
01/12/2023 20:00 Cardedeu Cinema Esbarjo €5.00 Buy


Leena Kilpeläinen
Executive Production
The Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, YLE, Taike, SVT, New Docs, StoryHill, NDR-ARTE
Pietari Koskinen
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Merja Ritola
Elina Kewitz
Original title
Maija Isola, Master of Color and Form
Riitta Poikselkä
Sanna Salmenkallio

Leena Kilpeläinen studied and graduated from VGIK (The All-Union State institute of Cinematography) in Moscow. She has been a director, cinematographer and screenplay writer. As a cinematographer she has worked on films such as The Children of the Big Bear (1993) and On the Edge (2002). As a director she has made experimental films such as Zero (2002) and Metro (2003). Her first full-length documentary was The Voice of Sokurov (2013). Maija Isola, Master of Colour and Form is her second full-length documentary. Member of the administration of the Finnish Documentary Guild from 2007 and President of the Guild 2009 –2010.

Upcoming release

About the direction
Leena Kilpeläinen

Leena Kilpeläinen


Leena Kilpeläinen studied and graduated from VGIK (The All-Union State institute of Cinematography)...

Awards and festivals

Resene New Zealand Architecture & Design Festival
New Zeland, 2022
Architecture & Design FF Winnipeg
Canada, 2022
FIFA Montreal
Canada, 2022
Dhaka IFF
Bangladesh, 2022
Leena Kilpeläinen
Maija Isola. She, colour and shape
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