The trailer for Portrait of a Man (Miehen kuva) which will make its Premiere at the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

“I’ve seen so many examples of what happens to men who can’t ask for help.” Kalle, a 40-something seemingly successful IT trainer and single father, finds himself struggling with the same things his father struggled with in the 1970s in this last doc in director Visa Koiso-Kanttila’s trilogy. Like the previous two films, Portrait of a Man intimately and sensitively explores a Finnish man’s role in a changing world. A combination of divorce, single parenthood, and alcoholism contributed to Kalle’s father’s suicide. Kalle is the same age as his father when he died, and he’s in crisis; he doesn’t want to end up like his dad. Kalle starts therapy and the painful process of reconciling his family’s legacy; the film takes us right along with him on this emotionally powerful journey. Portrait of a Man is a poignant depiction of how contemporary man can break free from traditional behavioral patterns

Duration
1 min 17 sec

Views
6,686

Posted On
April 15, 2010
Director
Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Writer
Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Studio
Independent

Release
May 3, 2010
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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