Saara Lamberg

Saara Lamberg is a Finnish and Australian filmmaker, director, writer, producer and actor currently working in Australia. Her most notable work to date is the feature film Innuendo (written, directed and produced by Lamberg), which was released theatrically in October 2017 in Melbourne[1]. Innuendo has been compared with works of David Lynch, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Roman Polanski [2][relevant? ]


Lamberg studied in Dartington College of Arts, England, and graduated with a BA (HonsS) Theatre and Choreographic Practices degree in 2007.[citation needed] In 2010 she entered the new 'Artist in Residence' programme in Australia's oldest art centre, Montsalvat based in Eltham.[3] and made Melbourne her home, becoming a dual citizen in 2014.[4]

Lamberg won the Bronze prize at the Beverly Hills screenplay contest (Hollywood 2013), Best Actor at Comfy Shorts (Melbourne 2014), Best Drama at the Connect Film Festival (Melbourne 2014) and Best Actor (Lithuania 2004). Her first feature Innuendo won the Best Feature at the Fine Arts Film Festival in California [5] and the Audience Award for Best Australian film by Cinema Australia [6]. The film has its European premiere at the Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes in October 2017 [7]

The Movie Blog described Innuendo as "a very important piece of Aussie cinema"[8], Film Ink "true original" [9] and Chelle's inferno "an instant classic in Australian cinema".[10][relevant? ]

Innuendo is distributed by Umbrella Entertainment in Australia [11][12] and represented by Blairwood Entertainment for international sales. [13][relevant? ]

Lamberg wrote, directed and produced five short films before she launched onto the production of Innuendo.[citation needed] In 2017 she also started the production of her second feature film, Westermarck Effect.[6]


  1. ^ "Innuendo". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  2. ^ "Innuendo | FilmInk". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  3. ^ Morey, Raelene (16 January 2011). "Christmas Hills' Finnish product". Diamond Valley Leader. Archive.
  4. ^ "Saara Lamberg". ICACM. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  5. ^ "Saara Lamberg's Innuendo wins in California". Good News from Finland. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  6. ^ a b Desk, BWW News. "'Innuendo' Wins Cinema Australia Audience Awards". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  7. ^ "Innuendo". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  8. ^ "Innuendo – the bad twin. Twice the value! | The Movie Blog". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  9. ^ "Innuendo | FilmInk". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  10. ^ A, Michelle (2017-11-29). "Chelle's Inferno: Innuendo - an instant classic of Australian cinema". Chelle's Inferno. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  11. ^ "INNUENDO - Umbrella Entertainment". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  12. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Saara Lamberg's INNUENDO Scores Distribution Deal". Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  13. ^ "Titles". Blairwood Entertainment. Retrieved 2018-01-09.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit