Finland, 2019., 11’35”
A young and unsuccessful artist tries to find a theme for her short film in Paris. She gets overwhelmed by too many topics and ends up just recording the process. Paris Diaries depicts the challenges of filmmaking in an absurd and spontaneous fashion that interweaves rough interviews and personal exploration. This hybrid of a documentary and essay film captures tangibly zeitgeist of the city.
Filmmaker based in Helsinki. She has graduated with a Master of Arts from the ELO Film School Finland in Aalto University majoring in documentary film directing (2014). As a filmmaker Oikari works with fiction, documentary and alternative film. Her work often explores current social themes as well as timeless places and stories. Using a sharp palette of absurd humour and reflective visual language she aims to push the boundaries of cinema.