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  • Time Out

  • Original Title:
  • Jääkausi
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • Time Out is a comedy-drama set in the harsh landscape of the cold Nordic winter. It’s a story about a father and a son, Harri and Simo, who move into the small village of Harmaaketo, which consists of little more than a church, a cemetery and a school – and snow, as far as the eye can see. The local villagers are steeped in envy, their small social circles and the cold climate, all with a pretty twisted perspective on life. Harri, who had to leave his priestly office and his wife behind in his old home town, must now find a new direction in life. But little by little, the brooding mood of the village, along with Harri’s pride and shame about his past, start to build up and prevent him from finding his way. At the same time, Simo gets into trouble at his new school, and all hope seems to be lost. Do you really have to hit rock bottom before you can start building something new?

    Director’s Statement: Time Out is a humane and touching description of a father who is looking for justice and a new beginning for his son and himself. The name of the film comes from the method used in dog training, where a dog is isolated from the rest of the community until it learns to know its place at the bottom. In the story the main character Harri faces the same destiny in his new community. But then something unexpected happens and things turn upside down. What is Harri going to do next; will he stop the game or is it getting even harder with stakes?

  • Director:
  • Matti Kinnunen
  • Genre:
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • Ready in September
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Vegetarian Films
    Juha Kukkonen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Matti Kinnunen was born in Oulu, a small town in northern Finland. His debut feature Miss Blue Jeans was a humorous depiction about how punk and new wave rock arrived in Oulu in the late 70s. It won a Silver Castle Award at FEST New Directors Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay at Jussi awards.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Time Out Image
  • Time Out

  • Jääkausi
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • Director:
  • Matti Kinnunen
  • Genre:
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • Ready in September
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Vegetarian Films
    Juha Kukkonen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • Time Out is a comedy-drama set in the harsh landscape of the cold Nordic winter. It’s a story about a father and a son, Harri and Simo, who move into the small village of Harmaaketo, which consists of little more than a church, a cemetery and a school – and snow, as far as the eye can see. The local villagers are steeped in envy, their small social circles and the cold climate, all with a pretty twisted perspective on life. Harri, who had to leave his priestly office and his wife behind in his old home town, must now find a new direction in life. But little by little, the brooding mood of the village, along with Harri’s pride and shame about his past, start to build up and prevent him from finding his way. At the same time, Simo gets into trouble at his new school, and all hope seems to be lost. Do you really have to hit rock bottom before you can start building something new?

    Director’s Statement: Time Out is a humane and touching description of a father who is looking for justice and a new beginning for his son and himself. The name of the film comes from the method used in dog training, where a dog is isolated from the rest of the community until it learns to know its place at the bottom. In the story the main character Harri faces the same destiny in his new community. But then something unexpected happens and things turn upside down. What is Harri going to do next; will he stop the game or is it getting even harder with stakes?

  • About the Director:
    Matti Kinnunen was born in Oulu, a small town in northern Finland. His debut feature Miss Blue Jeans was a humorous depiction about how punk and new wave rock arrived in Oulu in the late 70s. It won a Silver Castle Award at FEST New Directors Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film and Best Screenplay at Jussi awards.