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  • Pony and Birdboy Image
  • Pony and Birdboy

  • Original Title:
  • Puluboin ja Ponin leff
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Mai, nicknamed Pony, is a seven-year-old city girl who wears a pony muzzle over her face and a bridle around her neck. Pony is about to start school in the fall, and that worries her. Fortunately, Pony meets an imaginary friend named Birdboy, an eccentric, bird-like boy, who loves commercials and buns and hates the letter ‘R’Birdboy has a solution to every problem. Together they start looking for a solution to Pony’s growing problems about starting school and try to find a way to avoid going to school altogether. There are no limits when this duo sets off on their adventures. The film is based on Veera Salmi’s popular children’s book. The rich humour and crazy anarchistic twists and turns have made it a children’s favorite. The book was published in 2012 and was an instant success. 

    Director’s Statement: The central point in the story is that children don’t have to give up an eccentric personality and become someone else once they start school and take their first steps into adulthood. We all need playfulness, humor and imagination. Imagination and joy create enthusiasm, which both children and adults need in their private life, at school and at work. With this movie I encourage children and also adults to play, imagine and laugh as much as they need to.

  • Director:
  • Mari Rantasila
  • Genre:
  • Children/ Family Film
  • Duration:
  • 75 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, Norway
  • Production Company:
  • Pohjola-filmi Oy
    Elina Pohjola
  • Sales Company:
  • EastWest Filmdistribution
    Sasha Wieser
  • About the Director:
    Mari Rantasila is a Finnish film director, actress and singer. Her works include over 50 roles in television and film, eight albums and numerous prizes. Recently she has been focusing more and more on directing. Mari’s latest works as a director include three very popular and successful children films telling the story of a young boy Ricky Rapper.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Pony and Birdboy Image
  • Pony and Birdboy

  • Puluboin ja Ponin leff
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Mari Rantasila
  • Genre:
  • Children/ Family Film
  • Duration:
  • 75 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, Norway
  • Production Company:
  • Pohjola-filmi Oy
    Elina Pohjola
  • Sales Company:
  • EastWest Filmdistribution
    Sasha Wieser
  • Mai, nicknamed Pony, is a seven-year-old city girl who wears a pony muzzle over her face and a bridle around her neck. Pony is about to start school in the fall, and that worries her. Fortunately, Pony meets an imaginary friend named Birdboy, an eccentric, bird-like boy, who loves commercials and buns and hates the letter ‘R’Birdboy has a solution to every problem. Together they start looking for a solution to Pony’s growing problems about starting school and try to find a way to avoid going to school altogether. There are no limits when this duo sets off on their adventures. The film is based on Veera Salmi’s popular children’s book. The rich humour and crazy anarchistic twists and turns have made it a children’s favorite. The book was published in 2012 and was an instant success. 

    Director’s Statement: The central point in the story is that children don’t have to give up an eccentric personality and become someone else once they start school and take their first steps into adulthood. We all need playfulness, humor and imagination. Imagination and joy create enthusiasm, which both children and adults need in their private life, at school and at work. With this movie I encourage children and also adults to play, imagine and laugh as much as they need to.

  • About the Director:
    Mari Rantasila is a Finnish film director, actress and singer. Her works include over 50 roles in television and film, eight albums and numerous prizes. Recently she has been focusing more and more on directing. Mari’s latest works as a director include three very popular and successful children films telling the story of a young boy Ricky Rapper.