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A Poly Love Story



Finland, 2017, 4 K - Color - 19 min

DIRECTED BY:
Pinja Valja

SCREENPLAY:
Pinja Valja

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Mikko Levoska

EDITING:
Pinja Valja

MUSIC:
Janne Masalin

SOUND:
Janne Masalin

PRODUCER:
Maria Vilkki

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A Poly Love Story examines experiences of polyamory using the traditional formula of a love story: two people meet, fall in love, settle into a relationship, have a crisis, which is followed by either separation or resolution. The film consists of dance-based scenes depicting the various stages of the affair using dance, music and dialogue adapted from interviews with polyamorous persons.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Pinja Valja (1984) is a media artist from Helsinki, Finland. After graduating as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008 from Tampere Polytechnic and as Master of Arts from Aalto University in 2016, Valja has been working 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 film, A Poly Love Story (2017). Valja´s work often combine different genres of arts and film with a queer edge.

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