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Auli Mantila

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Name  Auli Mantila

Role  Film director
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Awards  Jussi Award for Best Script
Nominations  Jussi Award for Best Film, Jussi Award for Best Direction, Jussi Award for Best Leading Actress
Movies  The Geography of Fear, Things We Do For Love, The Painting Sellers, The Driver, The Collector
Similar People  Leea Klemola, Matti Ijas, Juho Kuosmanen, Rea Mauranen, Mika Taanila

Auli Mantila (born 27 May 1964) is a Finnish film director, writer, producer and actress.


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Mantila is best known for having directed the films Neitoperho (1997), Pelon maantiede (2000) and Ystäväni Henry (2004). In addition, she has appeared as an actress in Juho Kuosmanen's film Taulukauppiaat (2010). In October 2008, she won a Prix Europa trophy for best drama series for directing a television series Hopeanuolet. Mantila's first novel Varpunen was published in 2005. She has also written and directed for Finnish radio.

Originally Auli Mantila studied to become a class teacher, but soon switched to art education. In recent years, she has mostly worked as a producer and a consultant for a number of short subjects and documentaries. In 2011, Arts Council of Finland nominated Mantila as Artist Professor of Film Art for the period of 2012–2016.

Human nature

Mantila has stated that her work as a director has helped her to get to know more of human nature. Through her work, she also aims to help people put their best foot forward.

Selected filmography

  • Marja (1994)
  • Neitoperho (1997)
  • Pelon maantiede (1999)
  • Ystäväni Henry (2004)
  • Yksinen (2008)
  • Kaupunkilaisia (2008)
  • References

    Auli Mantila Wikipedia

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