Filmland Finland – A New Generation

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Monday the 9th of December, the Uppsala International Short Film Festival will screen a selection of new Finnish short films at Slottsbiografen. Finnish short film has gained prominence over the last few years, with films travelling to film festivals all over the world. In this programme some of the best films from the last years are screened; films by a new generation of filmmakers in Finland.

The programme consists of nine films with a total running time about 90 minutes. All films are subtitled in English. The programme is screened twice during the evening.

Time: Monday 9th of December at 18:30 and 20:30.
Place: Slottsbiografen, Nedre Slottsgatan 6, Uppsala.
Tickets: 50 SEK. The ticket sales start at 18:00 on the 9th of December at the cinema.

Welcome!

The screenings are arranged with support from the Cultural Affairs Board in the city of Uppsala.

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FILMS:

HELSINGIN KESÄ/ SUMMER IN HELSINKI, 2011, 9 MIN, MARIA BJÖRKLUND

An portrait of a city during summertime – it’s people, animals, things going on, and swift changes in weather and moods.

 

BITTERSWEET, 2012, 3 MIN, REETTA AALTO

A little film about loyalty. Two girls are walking in the street when one of them suddenly decides to go for a ride with a stranger for money.

 

UKKO JA AKKA/THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD LADY, 2010, 15 MIN, MARKU HEIKKINEN

A short film about to people in the remote villages of Kainuu. It’s a film about a way of life that is about to disappear.

 

TREFFIT/THE DATE, 2012, 8 MIN, JENNI TOIVONIEMI

Tino, 16, has to host a date for Diablo, his mother’s stud cat. At first the situation does not please him.

 

A FINNISH FABLE 2011, 2011, 6 MIN, NIINA SUOMINEN

Snapshots of the life of a mannequin in the countryside.

 

HILJAINEN VIIKKO/ ALL HALLOW’S WEEK, 2011, 18 MIN, JUSSI HILTUNEN

A short film about guilt and mercy. Two eyewitnesses are connected by a random shooting.

 

THINGS FOLD INTO THEMSELVES, 2013, 6 MIN, ARTTU NIEMINEN

Take a sip from the spring water and enter a dream from the wilderness.

 

SIROCCO, 2012, 15 MIN, MIKKO KUPARINEN

A shy, lonely woman finds a baby in the garbage. She takes the baby home with her.

 

SANO KIITOS JA TANSSI/ SAY YES AND DANCE, 2012, 8 MIN, ANTTI HEIKKI PESONEN

An unemployed man applies for a job that he does not want. The interviewer does not believe him, and he doesn’t believe the interviewer.

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