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  • Wonderland

  • Original Title:
  • Joulumaa
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2017

  • Helena’s husband has gone off with a younger woman. Christmas is coming, life is slow and nothing is as it used to be. Helena’s best friend Ulli talks her into spending Christmas at the only destination they can afford and that still has room. They are looking forward to an old-time Christmas in the country just among women. Christmas at the organic farm is hosted by two young fledgling farmers for whom even offering farm accommodation provides a new opportunity for communal togetherness. As the days of the Christmas season pass, the lives of the guests, as well as the hosts, unexpectedly take a completely new turn and the women of Wonderland face life’s big questions.

    Director’s Statement: Wonderland is primarily a story about the difficulty of changing course. About how hard it may be to accept that you made the wrong choice at some point, or that someone (or something) that you gave your all to no longer feels the same. How much easier would it be to just continue struggling towards a goal you set for yourself a long time ago? How scary and humiliating is it to admit that you got it wrong? “The fact that something ends doesn’t mean it was all pointless. It just ends.”

  • Director:
  • Inari Niemi
  • Genre:
  • Drama/Comedy
  • Duration:
  • 92 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Helsinki-filmi
    Aleksi Bardy
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Inari Niemi’s feature debut Summertime was a box office hit in Finland in 2014 and received several Jussi nominations. Born in 1978, Niemi has directed several short films and a feature-length documentary about a Finnish teenage pop sensation called Robin: The Movie. In addition to being a successful scriptwriter and director, she is fun to be around.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Wonderland Image
  • Wonderland

  • Joulumaa
  • Year:
  • 2017

  • Director:
  • Inari Niemi
  • Genre:
  • Drama/Comedy
  • Duration:
  • 92 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Helsinki-filmi
    Aleksi Bardy
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • Helena’s husband has gone off with a younger woman. Christmas is coming, life is slow and nothing is as it used to be. Helena’s best friend Ulli talks her into spending Christmas at the only destination they can afford and that still has room. They are looking forward to an old-time Christmas in the country just among women. Christmas at the organic farm is hosted by two young fledgling farmers for whom even offering farm accommodation provides a new opportunity for communal togetherness. As the days of the Christmas season pass, the lives of the guests, as well as the hosts, unexpectedly take a completely new turn and the women of Wonderland face life’s big questions.

    Director’s Statement: Wonderland is primarily a story about the difficulty of changing course. About how hard it may be to accept that you made the wrong choice at some point, or that someone (or something) that you gave your all to no longer feels the same. How much easier would it be to just continue struggling towards a goal you set for yourself a long time ago? How scary and humiliating is it to admit that you got it wrong? “The fact that something ends doesn’t mean it was all pointless. It just ends.”

  • About the Director:
    Inari Niemi’s feature debut Summertime was a box office hit in Finland in 2014 and received several Jussi nominations. Born in 1978, Niemi has directed several short films and a feature-length documentary about a Finnish teenage pop sensation called Robin: The Movie. In addition to being a successful scriptwriter and director, she is fun to be around.