A Winter’s Journey

Visa Koiso-Kanttila directed the film A Winter’s Journey in 2007, with his brother, tenor singer Kalle Koiso-Kanttila as the leading character. The tough competition in his profession creates pressure, and a problematic relationship with his father eats away at the singer’s self-confidence.

Discussions with German singing teacher Roland Hermann and Finnish baritone Tom Krause help Kalle Koiso-Kanttila with his mental obstacles and finally he is signed as a soloist in the Regensburg Opera. 

Cinematographer Marita Hällfors selected A Winter’s Journey for DocPoint’s Apollo series because she sees similarities between the opera singer’s growth story and her own development as an artist.

Saija Holm (Translation: Marko Pyhähuhta)

Language: Finnish, German
Subtitles: Finnish (parts)

Q&A with Visa Koiso-Kanttila (director) and Marita Hällfors (cinematographer) on Friday 01.02. at 17:15 at Kino Regina (in Finnish)

  • Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila
  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2007
  • Length: 74 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Marita Hällfors
  • Editing: Tuula Mehtonen
  • Music: Outi Parkkila
  • Production: Iiris Härmä / Gerillafilmi Oy


  • Kino Regina: Fri 1.2. at 17.15