PV Lehtinen is a Finnish film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his successful motion pictures, including "The Father" and "The Man Who Wasn’t There".
Lehtinen was born in Jyväskylä, Finland, in 1963. He studied film at the University of Tampere and received his degree in 1990. After graduating, Lehtinen worked as a director and producer for various television programs, including the popular Finnish TV show "Kulttuuritalo".
In 1995, Lehtinen made his directorial debut with the feature film "The Father". The film, which starred Samuli Edelmann and Maria Heiskanen, was a critical and commercial success, and won several awards, including the Best Film award at the Finnish Film Awards.
Lehtinen continued to make successful films, including "The Man Who Wasn’t There" (1998), "A Summer with the Enemy" (2000), and "The Home" (2003). In 2010, he directed the thriller "Valon lapset", which was a box office hit in Finland.
Lehtinen has also worked as a producer on numerous films, including the critically acclaimed "Kiina" (2016). Additionally, he has worked on several television series, including "Mansikka", "Kolme kuningasta", and "Kansanelämään".
Lehtinen is an active member of the Finnish film community, and is a founding member of the Finnish Directors Guild. He is also the founder of the production company “Alkemisti”.
Lehtinen’s films are known for their strong visual style, and for their thought-provoking themes. He is highly respected in the Finnish film industry, and his films have been screened in festivals around the world.
PV Lehtinen is an accomplished and respected filmmaker. His films have earned critical acclaim and commercial success, and he continues to be an influential figure in the Finnish film industry.