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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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Jäniksen vuosi
Jäniksen vuosi Director
Työmiehen päiväkirja
Bensaa suonissa
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 1976 Loma
 1973 Sähkölaitos rakentaa (Documentary short)
 1972 Kuluttaja (Documentary short)
 1971 Luonnon talous (Documentary short)
 1970 Maaseudun tulevaisuus? (Documentary short)
 1970 Pyhäsalmi - kaivosteollisuuden nykyaikaa (Documentary short)
 1969 Helsingin tuntomerkit (Documentary short)
 1969 Pakasteet II (Documentary short)
 1969 Turvallisuutta metsätöihin (Documentary short)
 1968 Nainen ja yhteiskunta (Documentary short)
 1968 Parempaan asumiseen (Documentary short)
 1968 Tietokoneet palvelevat (Documentary short)
 1967 Kaupungissa on tulevaisuus (Documentary short)
 1967 Kansanvakuutus turvanamme (Documentary short)
 1966 Asuminen ja luonto (Documentary short)
 1965 Onnenpeli
 1965 Kansainvälinen kongressikeskus Otaniemi (Documentary short)
 1964 X-paroni
 1964 Tampere, iloisen kesän kaupunki (Documentary short)
 1963 Kitka (Documentary short)
 1963 Torstai (Documentary short)
 1961 Työtä Ylioppilasteatterissa (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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