Jenni Kivistö

Jenni Kivistö



Jenni Kivistö is a Finnish film director, screenwriter, and producer. She is best known for her work on the critically acclaimed films ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’ and ‘Tom of Finland’.

Kivistö was born in the small town of Kajaani in northern Finland. She developed an interest in film at an early age, watching classic films such as ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘Casablanca’. She graduated from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture with a degree in film directing and screenwriting.

Kivistö’s first feature film was the romantic comedy ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’, which was released in 2016. The film won the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Her second feature film, ‘Tom of Finland’, was released in 2017 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Kivistö’s films have been praised for their strong storytelling and visual style. She is known for her ability to convey emotion and atmosphere through her visuals. She has also been praised for her willingness to take risks and explore new themes.

Kivistö has been involved in a number of other projects, including the documentary ‘The Iron Wall’, which was released in 2019. She is currently working on her next feature film, which is set to be released in 2021.

Kivistö’s work has been praised for its unique vision and has earned her numerous awards. She is considered to be one of the most talented directors in Finland and is slowly gaining recognition in the international film industry. Kivistö is an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers and her work will continue to be celebrated for years to come.

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