A Portrait

07’12, Finland, 2022

Director: Vilma Tihilä, Choreographer: Kauri Sorvari; Sound Designer: Heli Notkonen; Color grading: Teemu Kyytinen; Editor: Vilma Tihilä


A Portrait dance film looks at an ensemble of identities within one person. The gathering identities encounter simultaneously, and different mind states move the character rapidly through shifting locations, seasons, colors, and emotions. A Portrait is the first dance film in a trilogy by Sorvari & Tihilä, where they aim to bring lightness, hope and joy to the experience of fragmented identities.


Vilma Tihilä is а Finnish film director specializing in dance films. She combines contemporary dance and physical theatre to visual storytelling and poetry of film in her work. Tihilä holds Master of Arts in Screendance from London Contemporary Dance School and her films have been screened at various festivals internationally, including Loikka Dance Film Festival in Finland, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, F-O-R-M Festival in Canada, and Video-poetry Festival in Argentina, among others.


The film will be part of the screening on 29.10.2022, 17:00-18:30, Festival and Congress Centre – Varna.