Biennale College
Synopsis:

The lives of five characters trying to work in the Finnish film industry cross paths through one fake marriage project.

About the director:

Hannaleena Hauru, born 10.4.1983, is a Finnish screenwriter and director. Her debut feature THICK LASHES OF LAURI MÄNTYVAARA (2016) was developed in Torino Film Lab and Cannes Cinéfondation Residency. Her earlier short films have premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week, Berlinale Generation, and awarded at Oberhausen, Uppsala and Tampere Film Festivals. She graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School, but is more known from her active participation in Nisi Masa European Network of Young Cinema and the Kino Movement. Building dramaturgy and characters as an ensemble together with the crew and crossing roles of actors also being cinematographers comes from her theater background.