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by Jörn Donner


Armi Ratia is the woman behind the legendary design company Marimekko and a worldwide celebrity. A theatre company has taken on the task of trying to portray the life and work of this complex person. The sets mainly consist of the well-known patterns that we all have grown to love. Armi is a brave, risk-taking businesswoman and her passion for her company repeatedly takes its toll on her employees, finances and family. The company grows while Armi's personal life is shaken by suicide attempts and turbulence.

international title: Armi Alive!
original title: Armi Elää!
country: Finland
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Jörn Donner
film run: 84'
release date: FI 20/3/2025
screenplay: Karoliina Lindgren
cast: Laura Birn, Outi Mäenpää, Tiina Lymi, Anna Paavilainen, Minna Haapkylä, Antti Holma
cinematography by: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
film editing: Klaus Grabber
art director: Otso Linnalaakso
costumes designer: Tiina Kaukanen
music: Pessi Levanto
producer: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
production: Bufo
distributor: B-Plan Distribution


main awards/selection

38° Göteborg International Film Festival 2015 Nordiskt ljus: Panorama

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