MADAME PRESIDENT

ROUVA PRESIDENTTI

By Aleksi BARDY

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Documentary - Completed 2012

An insightful and often funny look into the life a remarkable woman. This is the story of what its like to be at first a woman, and then a president.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Aleksi BARDY
    • Writer(s)
    • Aleksi BARDY, Osku PAJAMÄKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Miia HAAVISTO (Helsinki Filmi Oy), Osku PAJAMÄKI (Funny Films Oy)
    • Synopsis
    • This is a revelatory documentary about a remarkable woman, who also happens to be the first female president of Finland, and has held the post for 12 years. MADAME PRESIDENT shows us the many sides of a complex character – a woman who can fret about her looks while contemplating such weighty matters as global sustainability. We see her bagging out her staff for putting too much work on her husband’s shoulders and we see her comically running from a bee at a meeting with the US ambassador. But also revealed is a principled woman, ready to stand up for such things as women’s rights, and a staunch supporter for the gay and lesbian community. This film is a portrait of a extraordinary woman, and it’s a film about the mechanisms of power, both personal and institutional.
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