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Circles & Stones Image
Circles & Stones
After meeting at a film festival, a man and a woman – two total strangers to each other – decide to travel to the stones of the world to find out why they have always felt stones are much more close to themselves ... Read More
Original Title: Ympyrät ja kivet
Director: Rax Rinnekangas
Genre: Documentary, Fiction, Creative
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Oy Bad Taste Ltd.
Sales Company: Oy Bad Taste Ltd.
Duration: 90 min.
Screening Time: Thu 22/09 at 16:15, Kinopalatsi 8
Lapland Odyssey 2 Image
Lapland Odyssey 2
It’s been three years since we last met Janne and Inari, who now have a daughter named Lumi. When Räihänen arrives from the South with his girlfriend Marjukka for a visit, the ladies want to have a wild girls’ n... Read More
Original Title: Napapiirin sankarit 2
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Yellow Film & TV
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 90 min.
Screening Time: Sat 17/09 at 16:15, Kinopalatsi 10
Summer Guard Image
Summer Guard
19-year old Mikko finds a summer job as a guard in a remote prison in Northern Finland. Bizarre situations make the style of this documentary. For Mikko this summer job is an exciting opportunity, opening a whole new ... Read More
Original Title: Kesävartija
Director: Panu Suuronen
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Parad Media
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 53 min.
Screening Time: Wed 21/09 at 16:15, Kinopalatsi 10
Tale of a Lake Image
Tale of a Lake
Tale of a Lake is a film about the thousands of lakes that Finland is known for. It takes the viewers on an unprecedented adventure, ranging from crystal clear springs all the way to the basins of the big lak... Read More
Original Title: Järven tarina
Director: Marko Röhr, Kim Saarniluoto
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: MRP Matila Röhr Productions
Sales Company: LevelK
Duration: 80 min.
Screening Time: Sun 18/09 at 11:45, Kinopalatsi 10
Heavysaurs The Movie Image
Heavysaurs The Movie
Heavysaurs The Movie is a family adventure about two kids who make an exciting discovery. They come across some truly incredible creatures, far more exciting than bears. Turns out, not all dinosaurs are extin... Read More
Original Title: Hevisaurus-elokuva
Director: Pekka Karjalainen
Genre: Fiction, Family, Adventure
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Solar Films
Sales Company: EastWest Film Distribution
Duration: 85 min.
Screening Time: Wed 21/09 at 9:30, Orion
Return of the Atom Image
Return of the Atom
The OL3 plant in Eurajoki was supposed to be ready in five years, being a calling card for nuclear industry’s second coming globally. However, the project has faced serious problems in planning, construction and... Read More
Original Title: Atomin paluu
Director: Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland, Germany
Production Company: Kinotar, Blinker Filmproduktion
Sales Company: Deckert Distribution GmbH
Duration: 109 min.
Screening Time: Mon 19/09 at 15:45, Kinopalatsi 10
Off the Map Image
Off the Map
Thirty-something Helsinki real estate agent Katri finds out her boyfriend has been leading a double life, she decides to seek revenge by stealing his hoard of cash, and makes a run for it. Unbeknownst to Katri, neglec... Read More
Original Title: Äkkilähtö
Director: Tiina Lymi
Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Solar Films
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 99 min.
Screening Time: Thu 22/09 at 16:30, Kinopalatsi 10
Cafe Lehmitz Image
Cafe Lehmitz
Café Lehmitz tells the story of a young photographer who encounters the patrons, prostitutes and thieves in an underworld joint in Reeperbahn, Hamburg in 1967. In a milieu where taking photos is strictly forbidden, h... Read More
Original Title: Cafe Lehmitz
Director: Kari Paljakka
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Inland Film Company Oy
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
The Story of a Mobile Phone Image
The Story of a Mobile Phone
Once upon a time there was a large Finnish company called Nokia that used to manufacture the world’s best and most innovative mobile phones. Nokia’s annual budget was larger than that of the Government of Finland ... Read More
Original Title: Matkapuhelimen tarina
Director: Arto Koskinen
Genre: Documentary
Status: In Production
Country: Finland, Germany
Production Company: Illume Oy, Lichtblick Media
Sales Company: First Hand Films
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
The Unknown Soldier Image
The Unknown Soldier
Aku Louhimies’ The Unknown Soldier, based on Väinö Linna’s best-selling novel, is an explosive Second World War drama. It tells the story of a regiment of ordinary Finnish soldiers who find themselves in the mi... Read More
Original Title: Tuntematon sotilas
Director: Aku Louhimies
Genre: Fiction, War Drama
Status: In Production
Country: Finland
Production Company: Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
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Gold Digger
Marja is a fashion blogger, trying very hard to live up to the lifestyle she has envisioned for herself. In reality, she is broke and does not make any money with her blog. By chance, Marja meets Olavi, an heir to a l... Read More
Original Title: Onnenonkija
Director: Ville Jankeri
Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Helsinki-filmi
Sales Company: Media Luna
Duration: 88 min.
Screening Time: Thu 22/09 at 13:45, Kinopalatsi
Flowers of Evil Image
Flowers of Evil
Breathing with the rhythm of street music, Flowers of Evil is an edgy, topical and ragged story of a family trying to survive the pressures of restlessness. Sipe has a touching relationship with his stepbroth... Read More
Original Title: Pahan kukat
Director: Antti J. Jokinen
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Solar Films
Sales Company: Picture Tree International GmbH
Duration: 105 min.
Screening Time: Tue 20/09 at 18:30, Savoy
Little Wing Image
Little Wing
Little Wing tells the story of Varpu, a 12-year-old girl who rides ponies and goes to school, but whose mother doesn’t know how to treat her daughter as a child – instead, Varpu is already her equal. One ... Read More
Original Title: Tyttö nimeltä Varpu
Director: Selma Vilhunen
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Making Movies
Sales Company: Media Luna New Films
Duration: 100 min.
Screening Time: Thu 15/09 at 20:45, Savoy
Devil
Devil's Bride
In 1666 Judge Psilander sets out to clean up the superstition and let common sense prevail as he begins a new and powerful position on the island of Åland. The intelligent, yet stubborn, Anna is afforded an intimate ... Read More
Original Title: Tulen morsian
Director: Saara Cantell
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Periferia Productions
Sales Company: Trust Nordisk
Duration: 110 min.
Screening Time: Wed 21/09 at 15:45, Kinopalatsi 9
Born in Heinola Image
Born in Heinola
This is the story of four Finnish teenage boys and an American exchange student girl growing up during the devastating 90’s recession. They live in the small, industrial timber town of Heinola. As the parents of... Read More
Original Title: Teit meistä kauniin
Director: Tuukka Temonen
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Optipari
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 110 min.
Screening Time: Sat 17/09 at 13:45, Kinopalatsi 10
The Look of a Killer Image
The Look of a Killer
Viktor Kärppä, former soldier of the Red Army troops, has settled down in Finland and would like to be a respectable family man. Trying to earn a living doing all kinds of jobs, not always completely legal. One day ... Read More
Original Title: Tappajan näköinen mies
Director: Lauri Nurkse
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Zodiak Finland
Sales Company: Eyewell
Duration: 94 min.
Screening Time: Sun 18/09 at 16:15, Kinopalatsi 10
Diving Into the Unknown Image
Diving Into the Unknown
Four Finnish cave divers face their worst nightmare when two of their friends drown deep inside an underwater cave in Norway. When the official recovery operation is called off by the authorities after being deemed to... Read More
Original Title: Takaisin pintaan
Director: Juan Reina
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland, Norway
Production Company: Monami Agency, Fuglene
Sales Company: Films Transit International
Duration: 85 min.
Screening Time: Wed 21/09 at 18:15, Kinopalatsi 9
Spandex Sapiens Image
Spandex Sapiens
The son of a Pentecostal preacher, Michael is a bullied boy from Canada. He finds his own world in the spandex-clad heroes in comic books and professional wrestlers on TV. After building his body, Michael’s finally ... Read More
Original Title: Spandex Sapiens
Director: Oskari Pastila
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Emerald Gate Industries
Sales Company: Syndicado
Duration: 87 min.
Screening Time: Tue 20/09 at 13:45, Kinopalatsi 9
The Wages of War Image
The Wages of War
There were 191 highest medal of honor recipients in Finland during the 1941-1944 war against the Soviet Union. At the same time 15,700 men were taken to military psychiatric wards. After the war, hospitals were closed... Read More
Original Title: Sodan murtamat
Director: Timo Korhonen
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Filmimaa
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 82 min.
Screening Time: Sun 18/09 at 16:15, Kinopalatsi 9
Samurai Rauni Image
Samurai Rauni
Samurai Rauni is an absurd tragicomic road movie set in the fictional samurai reality of western Finland. The story tells of a struggle between light and dark in Samurai Rauni’s mind after surviving an assa... Read More
Original Title: Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen
Director: Mika Rättö
Genre: Fiction, Comedy, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Moderni Kanuuna
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 80 min.
Screening Time: Wed 21/09 at 21:00, Savoy
Ricky Rapper and the Nighthawk Image
Ricky Rapper and the Nighthawk
When out digging for angleworms one day, Ricky Rapper happens to find a treasure, and an archeological excavation is initiated at the scene. After a valuable ring dating back to the Iron Age disappears soon after it i... Read More
Original Title: Risto Räppääjä ja yöhaukka
Director: Timo Koivusalo
Genre: Fiction, Family
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Artista Filmi
Sales Company: Available
Duration: 72 min.
Screening Time: Tue 20/09 at 13:00, Savoy
The Eternal Road Image
The Eternal Road
Based on true events, The Eternal Road is an epic story of one man’s struggle for survival. Having witnessed the Great Depression that struck America, Jussi Ketola returns to Finland only to face growing politi... Read More
Original Title: Ikitie
Director: AJ Annila
Genre: Fiction, Historical Drama
Status: In Post-Production
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Production Company: MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy; Taska Film; Anagram Film
Sales Company: Trust Nordisk
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
Sherlock North Image
Sherlock North
Based on the unforgettable characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock North is a contemporary crime fiction television series, which will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. Consulting detective Mr Sherlock H... Read More
Original Title: Sherlock North
Director: Juha Wuolijoki
Genre: Series, Nordic Crime, Comedy
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Snapper Films
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
2018-2019
Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara Image
Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara
Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara is a story of two teenage girls who are fed up with capitalism and want to sabotage posh summer weddings taking place in the Finnish archipelago. However, their plans change when one ... Read More
Original Title: Lauri Mäntyvaaran tuuheet ripset
Director: Hannaleena Hauru
Genre: Fiction, Coming of Age
Status: In Post Production
Country: Finland, France
Production Company: Aamu Film Company, 10:15 Productions
Sales Company: Premium Films
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
Forest Giant Image
Forest Giant
Pasi, a middle management boss in a forest company, receives a task to return to his childhood town to make the plywood factory run more efficiently. Upon arrival, he bumps into his childhood friend Janne. Coincident... Read More
Original Title: Metsäjätti
Director: Ville Jankeri
Genre: Fiction, Comedy; Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Solar Films
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
The Mine Image
The Mine
Young and ambitious civil servant Jussi finds himself in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by charismatic globetrotting visionary Pekka ... Read More
Original Title: Jättiläinen
Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Helsinki-filmi
Sales Company: The Yellow Affair
Duration: 97 min.
Screening Time: Thu 20/09 at 13:00, Orion
Jilly and Joy
Jilly and Joy's Winter
Jill and Joy live in their own house like any other little girls, except that they might be a little happier than most little girls, as they get to live in their own house specifically designed for the two. One Decemb... Read More
Original Title: Onnelin ja Annelin talvi
Director: Saara Cantell
Genre: Fiction, Family
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Zodiak Finland
Sales Company: The Annex Entertainment, Inc.
Duration: 83 min.
Screening Time: Tue 20/09 at 09:30, Savoy
Off Key Image
Off Key
Arto learns to his horror that his mother Leena has signed up for a karaoke competition. Arto agrees to drive her to the competition with the agenda of talking or even conning her into changing her mind along the way.... Read More
Original Title: Nuotin vierestä
Director: Lauri Nurkse
Genre: Fiction
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: FremantleMedia Finland
Sales Company: FremantleMedia
Duration: 97 min
Screening Time: Sun 18/09 at 13:45, Kinopalatsi 10
Woodcutter
Woodcutter's Story
A strange chain of dreadful events affects the life of Pepe, a kind and optimistic woodcutter from Northern Finland. After everything around him comes crashing down – he loses his job, his wife leaves him, his best ... Read More
Original Title: Metsurin tarina
Director: Mikko Myllylahti
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Comedy
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Aamu Filmcompany Ltd.
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
Lake Bodom Image
Lake Bodom
Taneli Mustonen, director of the biggest cinematic hit of the decade, Reunion, will next take you to the mythical shores of Lake Bodom. Inspired by events from the tragic murder case of 1960, the film sees fou... Read More
Original Title: Bodom
Director: Taneli Mustonen
Genre: Fiction, Horror
Status: Completed
Country: Finland, Estonia
Production Company: Don Films
Sales Company: Film Constellation
Duration: 85 min
Screening Time: Wed 21/09 at 20:45, Kinopalatsi 10
My Father from Sirius Image
My Father from Sirius
Einari’s childhood could have been like that of any other Finnish boy. His father, Veikko, was an ordinary guy with a job at the local tax office and his mother worked as a radio journalist. Everything changed w... Read More
Original Title: Isäni tähtien takaa
Director: Einari Paakkanen
Genre: Documentary
Status: Completed
Country: Finland
Production Company: Pohjola-filmi
Sales Company: Rise and Shine World Sales
Duration: 80 min.
Screening Time: Sun 18/09 at 18:30, Kinopalatsi 8
The Great Bear Image
The Great Bear
A Russian shaman tells the repressed small-town beautician Annika that she has hidden gifts buried inside her. The shaman is manipulative and dangerous, but the newfound powers and confidence make Annika much more tha... Read More
Original Title: Suuri karhu
Director: Jan Forsström
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Tast Films; Making Movies
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
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Law of the Land
A remote Finnish village in Lapland, just across the Swedish border. A retiring police officer learns that his illegitimate son has been released from prison and is terrorizing the area. The young man has found out th... Read More
Original Title: Armoton maa
Director: Jussi Hiltunen
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Western
Status: In Post-Production
Country: Finland
Production Company: Making Movies
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
Never Again Image
Never Again
Linda is a Finnish-Romani 23-year-old drug-abuse survivor. After she got brutally assaulted by her boyfriend, she decided to leave the drug scene and started to pursue her dream of becoming a professional rap artist. ... Read More
Original Title: Ei koskaan enää
Director: Aino Suni
Genre: Documentary
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Tuffi Films
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
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Brides of Nepal
The film takes place in a remote village in Nepal where child marriages are still common. They are illegal, but the tradition lives on. In the beginning of the film we witness the wedding celebration of Amrita, ... Read More
Original Title: Nepalin morsiamet
Director: Tiina Madisson
Genre: Documentary
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Icebreaker Productions
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
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Love and Fury
Love and Fury tells the story of a wild, strong, life-altering love. In 1980s Helsinki, a city about to burst with young energy and rebellion, two young writers, determined to conquer the world, fall madly in love. F... Read More
Original Title: Syysprinssi
Director: Alli Haapasalo
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Solar Films
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
Euthanizer Image
Euthanizer
Euthanizer tells the story of Veijo Haukka – a man who is merciful to animals but ruthless to humans. Including himself. He is a 50-year-old mechanic, whose second job is to put sick pets to sleep. Petri Kettu... Read More
Original Title: Euthanizer
Director: Teemu Nikki
Genre: Fiction, Crime, Drama
Status: In Production
Country: Finland
Production Company: It's Alive Films
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
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Post-Punk Disorder
PKN (aka Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät), a band of four mentally disabled men, is still Europe’s nr. 1 punk rock act. However, the band’s leader is soon going to retire and everyone is about to set out to explor... Read More
Original Title: Tokasikajuttu
Director: Jukka Kärkkäinen & J-P Passi
Genre: Documentary
Status: In Production
Country: Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Production Company: Mouka Filmi, Magic Hour Films, Indie Film, Auto Images, Film i Skåne
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time:
Star Boys Image
Star Boys
Star Boys is an unconventional drama about the arrival of the sexual revolution in deeply religious Northern Finland – as seen by 13-year-old Christian Star Boy singers. It’s a story about two families which are t... Read More
Original Title: Kielletyt leikit
Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Post Production
Country: Finland
Production Company: Silva Mysterium Oy
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
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The Good Postman
A small Bulgarian village by the Turkish border has been resisting foreign invaders since the times of the Ottoman Empire. Now its electorate of 38 elderly Bulgarians is facing a tough decision. To their surpris... Read More
Original Title: The Good Postman
Director: Tonislav Hristov
Genre: Documentary
Status: In Post Production
Country: Finland
Production Company: Making Movies; Soul Food
Sales Company: Cats & Docs
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
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Tom of Finland
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. Pressured to date a woman, Touko finds refuge in erotic dr... Read More
Original Title: Tom of Finland
Director: Dome Karukoski
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Post Production
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Production Company: Helsinki Filmi, Anagram Väst, Fridthjof Film, Neutrinos Productions
Sales Company: Protagonist Pictures
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Progress Showcase
Care Image
Care
Care tells the story from the point of view of three different. Having survived a family tragedy, nurse Anni treats her patient Hanna, who has suffered injuries most obviously resulting from domestic violence. Anni su... Read More
Original Title: Hoitaja
Director: Petri Kotwica
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Åke Lindman Film-Production Oy
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
White Hunger Image
White Hunger
Finland, 1867. It’s a deadly cold winter and food is in short supply. In the countryside, Marja and her two children set out to trudge through snowbound forests to beg for food, leaving their father behind – while... Read More
Original Title: Nälkävuosi
Director: Mikko Kuparinen
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Lucy Loves Drama
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
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Me and Max
Tommi is a writer and a shy man afraid of people. He often looks at a photo of Liselotte – a girl he met in Copenhagen during his student exchange. It was a passionate springtime of youth for Tommi. But when Liselot... Read More
Original Title: Minä ja Max
Director: Matti Kinnunen
Genre: Fiction, Comedy; Drama
Status: In Development
Country: Finland
Production Company: Luminoir Oy
Sales Company: Available
Duration: TBC
Screening Time: Works in Development Showcase
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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki tells the inspiring true story of a man who is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. At the Olympic Stadium in two weeks’ time, he will have a shot at the ... Read More
Original Title: Hymyilevä mies
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Status: Completed
Country: Finland, Germany, Sweden
Production Company: Aamu Film Company
Sales Company: Les films du Losange
Duration: 93 min.
Screening Time: Tue 20/09 at 16:15, Kinopalatsi 9 & Thu 22/09 at 18:00, Kino Tapiola