Mun koti

My Home
“A bee stung me on my finger. It happened yesterday in the yard of a kindergarten, even though I am not in kindergarten anymore.” Fragmented memories of childhood and adulthood blend together in a song that an unknown narrator is humming. Children are learning a new game in a sixties TV show. Someone is waiting in the hallway for permission to re-enter the classroom. Everything is set. Everything is nailed down.
Childhood is both hard to forget and to remember. There is a lack of words as we are still learning them—the way that words are put together and then validated. The film goes through various archives, both personal and public, from different times and from different moments of life. It tries to remember. These ingredients do not build a single coherent narrative, one pure argument, a continuously developing story of growth, nor a piece that is solely a person’s own. We know and remember things even if they have not happened to us.
by Azar Saiyar
with Aran Saiyar, Dunja Saiyar
Finland 2022 Finnish 12’ Colour & Black/White


  • Aran Saiyar
  • Dunja Saiyar


Written and Directed by Azar Saiyar
Cinematography Joonas Kiviharju, Azar Saiyar
Editing Azar Saiyar
Sound Design Kaino Wennerstrand
Sound Kaino Wennerstrand
Voice-Over Kaino Wennerstrand
Producer Azar Saiyar

World sales

AV-arkki – The Centre for Finnish Media Art

Produced by


Azar Saiyar

Azar Saiyar is a Helsinki-based filmmaker and visual artist whose art has been shown at film and media art festivals such as DOK Leipzig, Uppsala SFF, IFF Message to Man, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, as well as in galleries, exhibitions, museums, and on television. She often uses archive materials and plays with images and words of our collective memory. This way she approaches ways of looking, speaking, remembering, and telling stories. She also does collaborative works with other artists.


2006 snowsandrainpaper; with Joonas Kiviharju, 22 min. 2009 Helsinki–Tehran; 22 min. 2013 Ring; with Sini Liimatainen, 3 min. 2014 Primus Tempus; 5 min. 2016 History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails; 7 min. 2017 Child and a Tea Glass; 4 min. · Catalogue Dialogue; 6 min. 2018 Hey You!; 7 min. · Monument of Distance; 7 min. 2019 Tell Me; 8 min. 2021 Laila’s Apple; 8 min. · Roses; 3 min. 2022 Mun koti (My Home)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022