The Magic Life of V

Finland | 2019 | documentary | 87 min. Focus on Finland

Veera lives in two worlds. In the first one, she studies magic tricks at a school for wizards or runs away from mutants. In the other, she takes care of her disabled brother and tries to work through her childhood trauma. Adopting different identities and each time performing different parts in the world of LARPs, she tries to treat the experience thus gathered as a form of therapy and take advantage of it in her real life. In the meantime, she is preparing for a meeting with her father she has not seen for a long time, who abused her and her brother when they were little.

directed by

Tonislav Hristov

cinematography
Alexander Stanishev
script
Tonislav Hristov, Kaarle Aho
cast
Veera Lapinkoski
music
Petar Dundakov
editing
Anne Jünemann, Tonislav Hristov
production
Kaarle Aho, Kai Noroberg (Making Movies)