finnish film festival, a collection of short films from finland, anand foundation

Finnish Film Festival

December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – December 20, 2017 @ 9:00 pm Asia/Kolkata Timezone
Gulmohar Hall
India Habitat Centre
Institutional Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Finnish Film Foundation
Finnish Film Festival @ Gulmohar Hall | New Delhi | Delhi | India

Celebrating Finland!

To celebrate Finland’s 100 years of Independence, the Finnish Film Foundation has compiled a Collection of Finnish Short Films. The collection comprises of 20 short films.

19th December : 

Behind The Curtain (2013/7mins) Dir. Teemu Nikki. A subtly hilarious short film based on a childhood trauma.

On Your Lips (2013/8mins) Dir. Joonas Rutanen. On an afternoon at the amusement park, Viljami takes a step towards his adolescence.

Fatima (2013/20mins) Dir. Naima Mohamud. 9-year-old Fatima overhears her parents talking about divorce. Milla, her best friend, finds out about Fatima’s fears and comes up with a great plan to make Fatima’s parents fall in love again.

Turnaround (2014/9mins) Dir. Aino Suni. The film explores the difficult time when one is still a child but wishes to be more adult than they are. Sini, a 12-year-old has met a man on the internet and the man proposes a meeting. Even though their date starts out as exciting and cool, it soon turns out that it is something that she is not ready for.

Keys of Heaven (2014/28 mins) Dir. Hamy Ramezan. In 1984 in Iran, two homeless brothers struggle to survive in a country at war.

Do I have to take care of Everything (2012/7mins) Dir. Selma Vilhunen. A sunny weekend morning turns into chaos when a family struggles to make it in time for a wedding.

Kakara (2013/12mins) Dir. Kimmo Yläkäs. A man drags his girlfriend to hospital for an abortion. A brat is the last thing he needs right now. But sitting in a hospital waiting room can change your mind.

Sirocco (2012/15mins) Dir. Miko Kuparinen. A lonely woman finds an abandoned baby by her apartment’s garbage bin and decides to take the baby home with her.

Listen (2014/13mins) Dir. Hamy Ramezan. A muslim woman goes to the police station in Copenhagen to seek help to get herself and her son away from her abusive husband. Yet, it seems the translator is not willing to report what she is telling.

Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015/19 mins) Dir. Miia Tervo. A father struggles to connect with his pre-teen daughter after divorce. When the daughter faces an important moment in a teenage girl’s life and needs a parent, her father is ready to step up and show in little clumsy acts how much he truly cares for her.

20th December : 

The Papers (2013/9mins/Animation) Dir. Kalle Kotila. What happens when two opposite lifestyles clash? The film tells the story of two men who live and work together but are complete opposites. One loves order whereas the other does not want to work hard and does what pleases him. The film reminds viewers of the unpredictability of life.

Aigi (2014/10mins/Animation) Dir. Jouni West. The anime style film is the first Sami spoken animated film ever made by a Sami director. It tells the story of Sami mythology and Sami people who were under constant attacks and raids a thousand years ago, until one hero decided to fight against the oppressors to protect his family.

Babybox (2015/9mins/Animation) Dir. Katariina Lillqvist. Baro, a street musician and a father is having a bad day. He gets told he is a bad parent having his baby with him, while he is out working in the cold. He is told to leave his baby in the ominous Babybox but despite being poor, Baro refuses to give away his baby. After the family’s grandfather decides differently, an adventure behind the door of the mysterious Baby box begins.

The Witching Hour (2104/16 mins) Dir. Miikka Leskinen. A short drama comedy set over a midsummer night coloured by crime and superstition.

All Hallows Week (2011/17mins) Dir. Jussi Hiltunen. The film explores the complicated emotions following a shooting incident in front of a small town disco in Northern Finland. Two witnesses are struggling to cope with the feelings of loss, sorrow and guilt.

Mercy All The Way (2014/30mins) Dir. Hannaleena Hauru. Based on a real life comment about how school shootings could be prevented if the shooters had just had some female carnal companionship, Hauru’s short film satirises this scenario.

Night Satan And The Loops of Doom (2013/24 mins) Dir. Chrzu. A sci – fi thriller set in a wasteland that once was Karelia, a province in Eastern Finland. A trio of synthesizer warriors saves a fierce woman from a cruel tyrant.

Reunion (2015/15mins) Dir. Iddo Soskolne. Facing death is never easy but when it comes in the form of a kind young girl with music and dance, it can be more acceptable. The film is a story of redemption and a complicated bond between a brother who is soon to die and a sister who has already become familiar with death.

Emergency Calls (2013/15mins) Dirs. Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen. Based on real life emergency calls, this experimenting documentary studies the relationship between the caller and the helper. Mostly set around the Estonia shipwreck, the calls showcase tragic or important moments in people’s lives, be it death or new life.

Noste (2014/4mins) Dir. Marko Röhr. The film takes the viewer into an unforgettable dive into underwater dancing. This delicate and powerful dance evokes emotions by colours, flowing movement and the astonishing capabilities of the human body.