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Risto Jarva (1934–1977)

Risto Jarva was one of the main characters in the so called "Finnish New Wave cinema" along with Mikko Niskanen, Jaakko Pakkasvirta and Erkko Kivikoski. As a boy he was interested in photography and later on a pastor in a local parish introduced him to cine-camera-filming. In his early twenties Jarva started to study chemistry in Helsinki ... See full bio »


(age 43) in Helsinki, Finland

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 1973 Sähkölaitos rakentaa (Documentary short)
 1973 One Man's War
 1972 Kuluttaja (Documentary short)
 1971 The Balance of Nature and the Economy (Documentary short)
 1970 Maaseudun tulevaisuus? (Documentary short)
 1970 Pyhäsalmi - kaivosteollisuuden nykyaikaa (Documentary short)
 1970 Rally
 1969 Pakasteet II (Documentary short)
 1969 Turvallisuutta metsätöihin (Documentary short)
 1969 Helsingin tuntomerkit (Documentary short)
 1968 Computers Serve (Documentary short)
 1968 Parempaan asumiseen (Documentary short)
 1968 Woman and Society (Documentary short)
 1967 Kansanvakuutus turvanamme (Documentary short)
 1967 Town Is Our Future (Documentary short)
 1966 Housing and Nature (Documentary short)
 1965 International Congress Center Otaniemi (Documentary short)
 1965 Onnenpeli
 1964 Tampere, the City of Joyful Summer (Documentary short)
 1964 X-paroni
 1963 Kitka - a poem in living water (Documentary short)
 1963 Torstai (Documentary short)
 1962 Night or Day
 1961 Students' Theatre Workshop (Documentary short)
 1960 Teknillinen korkeakoulu 1959 (Documentary short)
 1959 Yhdeksän runoa (Short)
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In the late 60s he met Jacques Tati, who was one of his idols. They had a long talk together. And soon they found out that they were both planning a film about the same theme: traffic - Traffic (1971), Bensaa suonissa (1970). See more »

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