Becoming me

Three young women from different parts of Finland all have blogs where to share a specific part of their lives. Behind the screen they drift between their own thoughts and feelings and the expectations of the outside world.

Elli has quit her blog because it idealised eating disorders. She believes that the blog dragged her even deeper into her illness. She has gradually overcome her eating disorder but mentally she is still unstable.

Juulia does not simply drink her coffee but asks her mother to take a picture of the occasion first. Under the colourful shell is a business administration student who would rather avoid social situations. Her job is to produce pictorials of beautiful clothes and get buried under piles of makeup. It is interesting to see how one of the most renowned fashion bloggers in Finland describes the commercial cooperation of blogs and businesses.

Laura who struggles with self-loath becomes anxious as she tries to eat healthy, generic ethically and ecologically. She hopes that everything will get better when she finally moves to Japan.

This stylishly filmed documentary follows these three women as the seasons change, sale when everything seems close to crashing down and new hope rises. It reaches deep without becoming voyeurism.

Text: Aino Salonen / Translation: Anniina Hautakoski

Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: Matka minuksi
  • Director: Mina Laamo
  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 75 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Päivi Kettunen, Tuomo Hutri F.S.C
  • Editing: Tuuli Kuittinen
  • Audio: Janne Laine
  • Music: Frid & Frid
  • Production: Sonja Lindén / Avanton Productions


  • Cinema Artis hall 1: Saturday 30.01 - 16:00