FUCKING WITH NOBODY
2020 | Finland | Feature film | 102′
Hanna teams up with her sister and counterculture friends to create a parody romance on Instagram between herself and young actor Ekku. Hanna starts living a crowd-pleasing love story for the public, only to find herself tangled up in the unresolved past with her “you were never my boyfriend” friend Lasse, who also happens to be the real-life co-writer and cinematographer of Fucking with Nobody. Fiction and auto-fiction crash and melt into each other, as writer-director Hannaleena Hauru plays the lead role of an ever-single film director Hanna.
Director: Hannaleena Hauru
ANY DAY NOW
2020 | Finland | Feature film | 81′
13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour, of Iranian origin, is enjoying a perfect summer in a small Finnish town. A few weeks before the new school year, his family gets the news that the Finnish Immigration Service has turned down their application for asylum. While preparing for an appeal, the Mehdipours get on with their lives, fueled by their exceptionally positive outlook and attitude.
Director: Hamy Ramezan
2019 | Finland | Mid-length documentary | 60′
Elina Talvensaari gets to know the previous occupant of her new home. She was an old woman who died alone with no one left to remember her. Everything she owned from books to furniture remained in the apartment and passed on to Elina. What would happen if Elina was to throw everything away? Fear of oblivion drove Elina to find out who the woman was. The film explores what gives human life meaning, and what happens to that meaning after a person’s death.
Director: Elina Talvensaari
2018 | Finland | Short fiction | 10′
On a winter evening Dad returns home drunk. A quarrel breaks out. Dad has a shotgun. Tiger and Mom escape the house and a haunting silence falls. Tiger must return inside to see what has happened.
Writer: Mikko Myllylahti
Director: Mikko Myllylahti
57th Cannes Critics’ Week Short Film Competition
MATTI AND SAMI AND THE THREE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN THE UNIVERSE
2018 | Germany, Finland | Feature fiction | 94′
Writer: Stefan Westerwelle, Ingo Schünemann
Directror: Stefan Westerwelle
Producerion: Lieblingsfilm, Aamu Film Company
THICK LASHES OF LAURI MÄNTYVAARA
2017 | Finland | Feature fiction | 90′
BFF rebels Satu and Heidi preach that real love is not for sale – until Heidi falls head over heels in love with the dreamy ice hockey protégé Lauri Mäntyvaara.
Writer: Hannaleena Hauru
Directror: Hannaleena Hauru
International Sales: Premium Films
2017 | Finland | Short fiction | 9′
When a new father hears an intruder, he jumps to the rescue but quickly learns things are not as they seem.
Writer: Jenni Toivoniemi
Director: Jenni Toivoniemi
Festivals: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI
2016 | Finland, Sweden, Germany | Feature fiction | 93′
The Finnish boxer Olli Mäki is swept into national fame as he trains for a once-in-a-lifetime fight against the World Featherweight Champion. There’s only one problem: he’s just fallen in love.
Writers: Mikko Myllylahti, Juho Kuosmanen
Directror: Juho Kuosmanen
Awards: 1st prize Cannes Un Certain Regard 2016
European Discovery – Prix Fipresci, European Film Awards 2016
Golden Camera 300 – Manaki Brothers International Cinematographer’s Film Festival 2016
Gold Hugo – New director’s competition, Chicago International Film Festival 2016
Golden Eye, Zurich Film Festival 2016
LOVE AND ORDER
2016 | Finland | Tv-series | 3 x 50′
Finland is not recovering after the devastating superstorm Tuula. Besides the damages in infrastructure, also people are flipping out. Especially men. Carnal love seems to hit on these highly sensitive beings like a plague. How is society going to survive from it? How about men themselves? When human bondings are weakening, police inspector Rauni Kolehmainen makes an effort to keep the world from falling apart.
Writers: Kaarina Hazard, Leea Klemola
Director: Leea Klemola
Awards: 3 Golden Venlas (Finnish TV Award)
PURITY AND DANGER
2016 | Finland | Documentary | 50′
Five Finnish sex workers tell us about their work. In re-enacted interviews, they walk us through the process of selling and buying sex. For them, sex work is above all just work: sometimes boring, sometimes fun, sometimes interesting, sometimes hard – but always autonomous.
Writers: Elina Talvensaari, Mauro Fariñas
Directror: Elina Talvensaari
Festivals: DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2017, Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy 2017
THE PAINTING SELLERS
2010 | Finland | Fiction | 58′
It’s almost Christmas but these three people are still on the road. The products don’t sell, the car is a wreck and the weather is freezing. Moreover there is a problem: how to cope with an emerging friendship?
Writer: J-P Passi
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Awards: 1st Prize Cinéfondation Cannes 2010