Seventh Annual Festival

Tyttonen (The Young Girl)

5:03 min
Director: Fabian Giessler
Producer: Mika Pettissalo

Winner of the Seeds of Tolerance Award
Sponsored by Third Millennium Foundation


More About Tyttonen (The Young Girl) from Director Fabian Giessler

This is a short movie inspired by my grandmother who became ill with Alzheimer’s disease and occasionally mixed up dreams with reality. This little movie portrays the ways in which people handle illness as they grow older.

I created the short film in a foreign semester in Finland in a real Finnish retirement home.  It was difficult at times to work with the elderly people there but by the end of the shoot they were all very sad to see the film crew leave.


Seventh Annual Media That Matters Film Festival, family & society, health / health advocacy, human rights, international
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