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  • Light Light Light

  • Original Title:
  • Valoa Valoa Valoa
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2020

  • In the spring of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurs an explosion. At the same time a girl called Mimi arrives to a small village in western Finland, and immediately fills the life of a 15-year-old Mariia with radiating light. Twenty years later Mariia returns home to take care of her sick mother, and memories start coming back, even though she tries to fight it. The summer Mariia and Mimi got to spend together two decades ago, was full of fierce joy of discovering what life could perhaps be like. The love they had was magical and powerful, but Mariia couldn’t save neglected Mimi from herself – after the summer was over, she committed suicide. Years after the tragedy, Mariia tries to remember the light so that she can also accept the dark. And finally forgive herself.

    Director’s Statement: Light Light Light is a film about love and forgiveness, and about finding and losing hope. And how sometimes you just can’t save someone even if you love them, because maybe you’re fifteen and maybe there are things that fifteen-year-olds shouldn’t, or even couldn’t do. But they do know how to love, often more fiercely than the rest of us. So put on your bracelets, ignore the radiating fallout, dance, shout, let yourself sink between her legs. And live. Shine your light and live.

  • Director:
  • Inari Niemi
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • Development, Financing
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Lucy Loves Drama
    Oskari Huttu
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Inari Niemi’s feature debut Summertime was a box office hit in Finland and received several Jussi nominations. Born in 1978, Niemi has directed short films, a documentary about a teenage pop sensation Robin: The Movie and drama Wonderland. In addition to being a successful scriptwriter and director, she is fun to be around.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Light Light Light Image
  • Light Light Light

  • Valoa Valoa Valoa
  • Year:
  • 2020

  • Director:
  • Inari Niemi
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • Development, Financing
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Lucy Loves Drama
    Oskari Huttu
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • In the spring of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurs an explosion. At the same time a girl called Mimi arrives to a small village in western Finland, and immediately fills the life of a 15-year-old Mariia with radiating light. Twenty years later Mariia returns home to take care of her sick mother, and memories start coming back, even though she tries to fight it. The summer Mariia and Mimi got to spend together two decades ago, was full of fierce joy of discovering what life could perhaps be like. The love they had was magical and powerful, but Mariia couldn’t save neglected Mimi from herself – after the summer was over, she committed suicide. Years after the tragedy, Mariia tries to remember the light so that she can also accept the dark. And finally forgive herself.

    Director’s Statement: Light Light Light is a film about love and forgiveness, and about finding and losing hope. And how sometimes you just can’t save someone even if you love them, because maybe you’re fifteen and maybe there are things that fifteen-year-olds shouldn’t, or even couldn’t do. But they do know how to love, often more fiercely than the rest of us. So put on your bracelets, ignore the radiating fallout, dance, shout, let yourself sink between her legs. And live. Shine your light and live.

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