Kati Kallio Found The Perfect Medium For Her Art In Film – Now 'Walks With Me' Wins A Number Of International Awards

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Kati Kallio Found The Perfect Medium For Her Art In Film – Now ‘Walks With Me’ Wins A Number Of International Awards

In ten minutes, the touching film “Walks With Me” takes the viewer through the life of a woman in an identifiable and subtle way. No wonder it has been received with enthusiasm by audiences from the UK to Egypt and Canada, and has won awards at numerous film festivals. Director and choreographer Kati Kallio is one of the pioneers of dance film in Finland.
Canada, and has won awards at numerous film festivals. Director and choreographer Kati Kallio is one of the pioneers of dance film in Finland. The theme of dance artist and filmmaker Kati Kallio’s first dance film was cigarettes. In “Breath,” a short film, Kallio is seen fighting cigarette cravings at a bus stop and, then, in diving scenes, measuring how much her lung capacity has increased by since she stopped smoking. “Breath” premiered 15 years ago, and since then Kati Kallio has become one of only a few Finnish dance filmmakers. She directs, plans the content, and edits the materials, and has collaborated often with photographer Mika Ailasmäki and dance artist Elli Isokoski. “Breath” premiered at the Loikka short film festival during its opening year in 2008. During its short history (2008–2018), this Finnish festival quickly grew into a major inter...
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