Marco Vuorinen

Marco Vuorinen



Marco Vuorinen is an internationally renowned film director and screenwriter. He was born in 1971 in Helsinki, Finland. He grew up in a creative environment, surrounded by art and music. His father was a sculptor and his mother was a painter.

Vuorinen attended the University of Helsinki where he studied film and photography. After receiving his degree, he worked as a cinematographer and editor for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. During this time, he honed his craft and developed his style.

Vuorinen's breakthrough came with his first feature film, “Heart of a Lion” in 2005. The film was a critical success and won numerous awards, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2006.

Over the years, Vuorinen has continued to develop his craft. He has directed a number of critically acclaimed films, including “The Home of Dark Butterflies” (2008), “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki” (2016), and “The Other Side of Hope” (2017). In addition to his work in feature films, Vuorinen has directed several television series, most recently the international hit “Bordertown” (2016).

Vuorinen is also an accomplished writer. He wrote the screenplay for “The Home of Dark Butterflies”, and he co-wrote “The Other Side of Hope” with his frequent collaborator, Aki Kaurismaki.

Vuorinen's films often explore questions of identity, belonging, and hope in a modern world. He is known for his lyrical visual style and his ability to tell deeply personal stories with a universal appeal.

Vuorinen has won numerous awards for his work, including two Jussi Awards (Finland’s equivalent of the Academy Award) and the European Film Award for Best Director. His films have been screened at numerous international film festivals and have been shown in cinemas around the world.

Vuorinen is currently working on his next feature film, “The True History of Jesse and Kata”, which is scheduled for release in 2021. He lives in Helsinki with his wife and two children.

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