WATCH: ‘The Old Woman’ from Kaiko project


Finnish artist Milla Koivisto’s new project Kaiku has kicked off with the first of a series of short films titled The Old Woman.

Kaiku is an audio-visual project that is set in and inspired by the northern landscapes. The project follows a character named Aino, a flute playing girl with an echo Kaiku. The protagonists of the story face the harshness and isolation that is brought on by the Finnish Lapland. Music and sound in the natural world become ways of connecting, coping and conveying feelings.

The project first launched with an illustrated book, which is set on a small island in the far north where the winter days are short and the summer sun never sets. In Kaiku our relationship to nature is explored through sounds and seasons. You can order the book here.

The first of a series of short films, The Old Woman, was shot on a small, treeless lighthouse island in the Baltic Sea in Finland.

View the film here


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.