Vieras Mies Tuli Taloon

This is the result of a series of conversations that took place between 2015 and 2019 on the representative Finnish novel Vieras Mies Tuli Taloon. The talks involved three women: Aino, who was living in Bogotá at the time, Marleen who lived in Helsinki, and I (I moved from Bogotá to Porto during this period).

Aino and Marleen are native Finnish speakers, and the videos mainly show them reading, translating, and narrating the novel for me, in a generous effort of transliteration across three different time zones and three different languages.

The book was originally written by Mika Waltari in 1937, and its title translates to “A Stranger Came Home.”