Saturday, April 09, 2005


Orion, Helsinki, 8 April 2005. Kaisa Rastimo gave a lecture on design from the viewpoint of the film director. There are in her opinion directors who have a consistent design in all their films. Another group of directors has in their films a strong but different design based on the subject; she sees herself as belonging to this second group (together with Coppola, Scorsese, etc.). Design has been essential in her film-making ever since her first student film, Laura's Room. She analyzed design in all stages of the film-making process: screenplay, pre-production, production and costume design, principal production, graphic design, marketing, and merchandizing. She told there is great interest in Japan in her film Heinähattu and Vilttitossu because of the design aspect. In more detail, she presented the 1930s period design of her film Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä.

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