Alli Haapasalo (born 3 October 1977) is a Finnish director and writer. Haapasalo first gained prominence through her thesis films, first the comedy short Ilona and later at Tisch the 60-minute long On Thin Ice, which had screenings at the 2009 Helsinki International Film Festival as well as the Brooklyn and Manhattan Film Festivals. In 2015, Haapasalo returned to Finland when she was invited to direct and write the feature Love and Fury (2016). She collaborated with six other Finnish director-writers on the 2019 anthology film Force of Habit. The film was awarded Best Film in the International Competition at the 2020 Durban International Film Festival in South Africa and the Nordisk Film Award at the 2020 Jussi Awards. She also directed the Jarowskij Finland series Nyrkki. Haapasalo directed the coming of age film Girl Picture from a screenplay by Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen. It premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the United States where it received critical acclaim and won the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Competition. It has been chosen for the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival's Generation selection. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alli Haapasalo, licensed under CC BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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