Memory of Water

2022 • 1h 39m • Finland, Germany, Estonia, Norway

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Original title
veden vartija
Saara Saarela
Ilja Rautsi
Kjell Lagerroos
Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
Production company
Bufo Oy, Co-Produced with Pandora Film (D), Allfilm (EE), Mer Film (NO)
Int. Sales
The Match Factory
In a waterless world of the future, Noria becomes the village’s Tea Master following the traditions of her deceased father and inheriting a secret truth that has been hidden for a long time. The young woman must wield her quiet strength as a compass along a dangerous journey for her people's survival.


SAARA SAARELA graduated in Film Studies (Maitrise) from the University of Paris 8 (1996) and as a film director (MA) from Helsinki Film School (2008). Since 2001 she has directed short films, television series and films, for instance the French political thriller La Vénitienne for Arte (2010) and the feature Twisted Roots, which received the Prize of Best World Cinema feature in Indianapolis Intl Film Festival in USA in 2010. Saara is currently developing a psychological thriller in co-production with France and working as a professor in film directing at Aalto University.
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