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AFTER THE REUNION
Nice to wake up and share the pillow with someone. But Saila is sobered to find her old schoolmate Esa beside her. They had hooked up again the night before at class reunion, reminding her of an age when Saila was seventeen and liked to make out. Who was worried about the future then? She still likes to make out, but the spirit is gone. Does age bring wisdom instead? Salia doesn't think so. She rails at being fifty and growing old. But she has other, surprising memories too.
- Duration: 14 Min.
- Film School: UIAH, Aalto University/ ELO Film School Helsinki
Meet the director
Kirsikka Saari was born in Helsinki in 1973. She majored in History at University of Helsinki and earned her M.A. 2001. As a student, she began working as a freelance journalist, and went to work for Ylioppilaslehti newspaper for two years afterward. She was reporter and editorial secretary for Anna magazine from 2003 to 2006, and then became a screenwriter. She wrote the script for DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING? (2012), which was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Live Action Short Film. Since 2009, she has been studying screenwriting for film and TV at Aalto University, and directed the short BOYFRIEND (2013) and her graduation film, AFTER THE REUNION (2016).