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Maija Mattiina Pihlaja

Maija Mattiina Pihlaja is a young talented Finnish film director. Rased in an artistic family of architects she first built a career in costume design for theatre. After some years she felt the urge to expand her artistic expression and during film studies found dance film to be the love of her life.

Maija's films make a strong visual statement and present a unique style of dialogue between two formats: stage and film. Maija is fascinated by metaphoric expression and turning physical reality into something fantastic. Like life her films are passionate and unpredictable.

Short film credits

Image from Darling Mooney

Darling Mooney

Finland | Apr 2011 | 15:00
Jack finds Miss Mooneys body and seduced by her beauty he takes her home. But Miss Mooney wants to die in peace and takes control.
Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 9 Dec 2011