Wind of Change: Finnish Short Films

 
 

Mother

Otto Kylmälä
(Fiction, 11 minutes. In Finnish, English subtitles)

 

Elias, 10, is afraid of losing his beloved mother who at times disappears from his life. Missing her desperately, Elias tries to hold on to the magical fantasy world that the two of them share together.

 
 

Forever yours x 3

Susani Mahadura & Sami Levo
(Fiction, 15 min. In Finnish, English subtitles)

 

A woman who has walked down the aisle three times has no regrets about her love life. Forever Yours x 3 is her love story, narrated by her daughter. What can she learn from her mother’s love stories? There’s no right moment to fall in love.

 
 

Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni
(Fiction, 13 minutes. In Danish and Arabic, English subtitles)

 

A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband. But the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.

 
 

Pedaling On

Ilona Hiltunen
(Documentary, 5 minutes. In Finnish, English subtitles)

 

Pedaling On is a documentary about a change that affects over 300 000 people in Finland. It follows an unemployed man’s journey to his inner thoughts and feelings towards loss.

 
 

Reunion

Iddo Solskone & Janne Reinikainen
(Fiction, 15 min. In Finnish, English subtitles)

 

Young Anja accompanies the dead of her hometown to the afterlife – comforting the panic-stricken newly deceased with a sweet smile and some of her favorite music. When she joins her brother on the couch moments before his heart attack, things are different. Thirty years ago he turned back where she charged ahead. Can they make up and dance their way to the next world together?

 
 

Just a Name

Tiina Lymi
(Fiction, 17 min. In Finnish, English subtitles)

 

Annu, 30, is getting married and tries to decide whether to keep her own name or take that of her fiancé’s. A seemingly small choice gains enormous proportions when Annu’s best friend considers the issue an important question of gender equality, while Annu’s fiancé belittles the matter. A gathering of close friends escalates when traditional and modern worlds collide – and yet, it is just a name that is at stake. Or is it?

 
 

Total duration ca. 76 min. Age limit: 12
 
SAT 28.3. AT 13:45 MAXIM 2