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by Marko Röhr, Kim Saarniluoto


The story of the film is told through tales that are based around the myths, legends and old beliefs that are part of the Finnish mythology. The first-person narrator, who is the main character of the story, is the daughter of Ahti and Vellamo, the god and goddess of the sea. She is Ahitar, the maiden of water. This sea maiden is a spirit born in a spring who has her own tale in the Finnish mythology. There are five acts in the story, and the different times of year follow the different acts.

international title: Tale of a Lake
original title: Järven tarina
country: Finland
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Marko Röhr, Kim Saarniluoto
film run: 75'
release date: FI 15/01/2016
screenplay: Marko Röhr
cast: Samuli Edelmann, Jonathan Hutchings, Johanna Kurkela
cinematography by: Teemu Liakka
film editing: Kim Saarniluoto
music: Panu Aaltio
producer: Marko Röhr
production: Matila Röhr Productions MRP
backing: Yle/Erkki Astala, Avek/Outi, Rousu Raija and Ossi Tuuliainen Foundation Elisa Gosaimaa Visitsaimaa, Finn Spring, The Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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