Country: Finland

MANDATORY SWEDISH

This is a story about a relationship with problems. She is upset at how Swedish-speaking Finns are treated in their home country. He is seriously constipated. Will the relationship survive when her idealism clashes with his physiological needs?

 

Nuori suomenruotsalainen mies, Janne, kärsii rajusta ummetuksesta, jonka johdosta hän ajautuu epätoivoiseen tekoon. Jannen odottaessa lääkäriä sairaalan ensiavussa, hänen vaimonsa, militantti ruotsinkielisten oikeuksien puolustaja, vaatii ruotsinkielistä palvelua. Arvoiltaan joustavampi Janne haluaisi vain apua vaivoilleen – ihan sama millä kielellä. Alkaa taistelu, jonka keskiössä on vähemmistön oikeus puhua äidinkieltään kotimaassaan. Miten lopulta käy – voittaako kova, vai pehmeä linja?

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JUST A NAME

Annukka is getting married and tries to decide whether to keep her own name or take that of her fiancé. A seemingly small choice gains enormous proportions when Annukka’s best friend considers the issue an important question of gender equality, while Annukka’s fiancé belittles the matter. It’s just a name that’s at stake. Isn’t it?

 

Annukka yrittää päättää ottaisiko avioliiton myötä miehensä sukunimen vai pitäisikö oman tyttönimensä. Pieneltä tuntuva valinta saa yllättäen valtavat mittasuhteet, kun Annukan paras ystävä näkee asian merkittävänä tasa-arvokysymyksenä miehen vähätellessä sitä. Lähipiirin yhteinen illanvietto eskaloituu, kun mennyt ja moderni maailma törmäävät – mutta kysehän on kuitenkin vain nimestä. Vai onko?

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FUCKING BUNNIES

A Satan-worshipping sex cult moves in next door to Raimo.

 

Keski-ikäisen Raimon tavallinen ja turvallinen elämä muuttuu, kun naapuriin muuttaa
saatananpalvojien seksikultti.

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DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?

A comedy about a chaotic morning in the life of a family with kids and a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself.

 

Komedia lapsiperheen kiireisestä aamusta ja äidistä, joka luulee, että asiat hoituvat parhaiten, kun hän hoitaa ne kaikki itse.

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THE LOG

The director wants frontal nudity, but the actor has too much to show.

 

Ohjaaja haluaa elokuvaansa paljasta pintaa, mutta näyttelijällä on liikaa annettavaa.

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THE DATE

Sixteen-year-old Tino has to host a date for Diablo, the family’s stud cat. Tino’s manhood is also put to the test in front of two much older women.

 

Tino, 16, joutuu isännöimään, kun perheen kollikissa Diablo saa naisseuraa. Myös Tinon oma miehisyys joutuu koetukselle kahden naisen, Mirkan, 25, ja Lissun, 54, edessä.

 

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HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

An intensely hysterical horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos who just want to explain everything to her. But the biggest horror may be closer to her than she thinks.

 

Kauhua ja satiiria yhdistävässä kujanjuoksussa nainen yrittää selvitä mieslaumasta, joka haluaa selittää hänelle kaiken.

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#BAREWITHME

A comedy about female empowerment and friendships that stay with you forever.

 

#Sovitus on komedia voimaantuneista naisista ja ikuisen jäljen jättävistä ystävyyksistä.

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PUPPET MASTER

A lonely woman, yearning to be caressed, allows a man to transform her into a puppet. In this fantasy actors and puppets are combined in a poetic story about longing for love, living in an objectifying relationship, and clinging to another person.

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ARR. FOR A SCENE

Two Foley artists produce sounds for one of the most famous scenes in film history. The film examines the way sounds are constructed for use in the cinema and what happens when the structures of a film are dismantled into parts.

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GOVADAS

The film explores the contradiction and harmony between humans and nature through Sámi poetry. The cyclical perception of time among the only indigenous people living in the European Union is presented in the work as unfolding forms and layers based on archival material from the 1940’s and super 8mm film footage from the 2010’s.

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BIRDS IN THE EARTH

In this short film based on dance, the main characters are two young Sámi ballet students: Birit and Katja Haarla. The movie tells a melancholic story through their dance performances. At the same time it examines the deeper questions of the ownership of Sámi land.

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LISTEN

A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to get away from her abusive husband, yet the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words to the police, thus corrupting the truth of her terrible situation.

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THE POWDER OF SYMPATHY

Diving deep into the often obscure global flow of materials – in this instance copper – The Powder of Sympathy sets in motion a frantic flow of images combined with feverish pounding, hissing, and rattling sounds sourced from West Africa, USA, and China.

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GRIND

Provocative costumes, sexual poses, and dance hall moves take centre stage in this meditative display of buttocks in slow motion.

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WELCOME

A calming voice reads excerpts from an official integration guide on Finnish society. Random Finnish citizens look into the camera as they walk by. The film explores the themes of immigration and integration; the conflict between who you are, and how you are seen.

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