Maiden of the Lake

Web documentary, Tv-series, Feature documentary

Maiden of the Lake is a memorable film for the whole family. The film introduces us to the breath-taking nature and wildlife of Finland’s largest lake, Saimaa, through the eyes of a young girl.

Maiden of the Lake tells a story about a 13-year-old girl named Emika, her cousin Antti, and their amazing moments on an island in the middle of Saimaa surrounded by its beautiful nature, in all four seasons of the year.

Together the cousins go out on adventures in the untouched forests. They swim, catch fish, and pick blueberries. When the winter comes, they spend a night on the frozen lake under the Northern Lights. Then spring arrives, and they come face to face with the rarest seal in the world, the Saimaa ringed seal.

Maiden of the Lake is a breathtakingly beautiful nature tale for the whole family. 


Director: Petteri Saario
Cinematographer: Petteri Saario, Antti Saario
Editor: Matti Näränen
Sound Designer: Joonatan Hietanen
Music: Markku Kanerva
Producer: Elina Pohjola