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Armi Alive!

Armi elää!

Directed by Jörn Donner
Finland, 2015
Drama, Biography


Life of the Finnish entrepreneur Armi Ratia during the years 1949–1968 when she founded the textile and clothing company Marimekko and led it to international success. The film is written in a form of metafiction, the it follows a theatre group preparing a play of Ratia.

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Armi Alive! Directed by Jörn Donner

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  • Dada Kubin's rating of the film Armi Alive!

    Donner was 82 when he directed this film, and I guess that’s the age you need nowadays in Finland to break the mould that is cast over Finnish movies. “Armi” is meta-storytelling, it questions its own starting point and aim, the truth in a biographical movie. It gets trapped in its theatricality, but at least Donner is trying to bring together form and content in a special way.

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