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Contents
Feature Films
8 Days to Premiere
Black Ice
Border, The
Christmas Story
Colorado Avenue
Dark Floors The Lordi Motion Picture
Ganes
Home of Dark Butteries, The
Indigo
Matriarch, The
Niko & The Way to the Stars
Novelist, The
Playing Solo
Quest for a Heart
Ricky Rapper
Sauna
She-Wolf
Stormheart
Tali-Ihantala 1944
Thomas
Three in Love
Visitor, The

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In Production
Good Life, A
Ground Under Water (working title)

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Feature Length Documentaries


Family Meeting
Hongaku
Looking for the Lost Tango
Punksters & Youngsters
Recipes for Disaster
Shadow of the Holy Book
Sonic Mirror
Travelling

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Top Films in Finland 2007

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Facts in Figures

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Finnish Feature Films 20022007

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Film Festivals in Finland 2008

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International Sales Companies

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Useful Addresses

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Distributors

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Producers

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Premiere: January 25, 2008

8 Days to Premiere

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8 Days to Premiere is a love story set in the world of theater. Romeo and Juliet is to be the seasons

grand premiere. Noora, the female lead in the play, breaks her leg at the kickoff party, and Laura,
an actress who due to her debilitating stage fright has ended up as the prompter for the play, gets
a chance of a lifetime. There are 8 days to the premiere.

Director, script: Perttu Lepp


Cinematography: Jyrki Arnikari

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Editing: Kimmo Taavila


Sound design: Olli Prnnen
Music (production / adaptations):

Pauli Hanhiniemi
Set design: Pirjo Rossi
Costumes: Ella Brigatti
Cast: Laura Birn, Mikko Leppilampi
Producer: Matti Halonen
Production company: Juonilmi
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: MTV3
Distributor in Finland: FS Film Oy
International sales:

SF International Sales

Perttu Lepp

Perttu Lepp (born 1964) is a director and a scriptwriter.


His rst feature, a rock comedy called Long Hot Summer (Pitk
kuuma kes , 1999), was the most popular youth lm of the
90s in Finland. His next lm, Pearls and Pigs (Helmi ja Sikoja,
2003), was one of the ten most watched lms of the year and
competed at the Berlin Film Festival in the 14+ category. Perttu Lepp is also a Sundance / NHK International Filmmakers
Award nalist. The hit movie FC Venus (2005) and its German
remake are both based on an original plot by Perttu Lepp.

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Director, script: Petri Kotwica

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Premiere: October 19, 2007

Cinematography: Harri Rty


Editing: Jukka Nyknen
Music: Eicca Toppinen
Set design: Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen
Costumes: Kristiina Saha
Cast: Outi Menp, Martti Suosalo,

Ria Kataja

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Producers: Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho

Production company:

Making Movies Oy
German producers: Leander Carell,

Steffen Reuter, Patrick Knippel /


Schmidt Katze Filmkollektiv
Production support: The Finnish Film
Foundation, Nordisk Film & TV Fond,
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
Financing TV company: YLE
Distributor in Finland: Sandrew
Metronome Distribution Finland Oy
International sales: Bavaria Film
International
www.mustajaa.

Black Ice

M u s t a

is a suspenseful drama about an unlikely relationship between two women. The main
characters, Saara and Tuuli, are irresistible and unpredictable women of equal strength.
Saara is a gynaecologist on the verge of her 40th birthday. She is married to Leo, an architect
and a lecturer at the University of Technology. They have postponed having a child of their own.
Saara suspects her husband of having an affair. Tuuli is a 25-year-old architecture student, who
also instructs a taekwondo class. Her boyfriend is the lecturer, Leo. Everything would be ne, if
only Leo could be man enough to sort things out with the almost ex-wife.
Saara nds out about Tuuli and starts to follow and investigate her. Saara attends Tuulis taekwondo class under a false identity. Taking advantage of knowing Tuulis interests, Saara gradually
wins Tuulis trust. Saara becomes addicted to nd out more and more details. Tuuli, unaware
of Saaras identity, opens her heart about her relationship with Saaras husband. Surprisingly
enough, Saara seems to enjoy Tuulis company until Tuuli tells her she might be pregnant with
Leos baby. A journey towards an inevitable disclosure of lies begins. It is nally Tuuli who has to
choose a false identity in order to get close to Saara for one more time
Black Ice

Petri Kotwica

Petri Kotwica (born 1964) has a degree in lm directing and has


graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has
also studied philosophy and literature and theatre directing.
Kotwica has made award-winning short lms like Tunnel Vision
(Tunneli, 1995), Helmet (Kypr, 1997), Force Majeure (1999) and
Las Nueve Vidas (1999). His feature debut Homesick (Koti-ikv ,
2005) has won several prizes at international lm festivals.

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Director: Lauri Trhnen

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Premiere: November 30, 2007

R a j a

1918

Script: Aleksi Bardy

The Border is a historical love drama set at the seething dawn of Finlands independence. Captain

Cinematography: Esa Vuorinen

von Munck is sent in the spring of 1918, after the end of the Finnish Civil War, to the small town of
Border River to set up the border between Finland and the Soviet Union. A bridge leads over the
river, uniting and separating two new countries. Von Munck falls in love with Maria Lintu, a local
teacher who is secretly engaged to a fugitive Finnish Red Army revolutionary.
The border is driven to chaos when the village is ooded with hundreds of people eeing from
Soviet purges. Von Munck has to decide who are allowed to cross the border, while the people
have no identication papers. A quarantine is issued and executions begin. In the course of the
summer von Munck nds himself struggling between love and duty as his perception of right and
wrong starts to dim.

Editing: Kimmo Kohtamki


Sound design: Kysti Vntnen
Music: Sergey N. Yevtushenko
Set design: Pentti Valkeasuo
Costumes: Marjatta Nissinen
Cast: Martin Bahne,

Minna Haapkyl, Tommi Korpela,


Hannu-Pekka Bjrkman,
Lauri Nurkse, Leonid Mozgovoy
Producers: Jrn Donner,
Jarkko Hentula
Production company: Border
Productions Oy
Co-producers: Studio 217 and
Hermitage Bridge Studio (Russia)
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: MTV3
Distributor in Finland: FS Film Oy
International sales:

SF International Sales

The Border

Lauri Trhnen

Director Lauri Trhnen (b. 1947) has directed seven


feature lms and numerous TV lms during the last
two decades. His latest lm, Abandoned Houses
(Hyltyt talot, autiot pihat) from 2000, was a local hit.
Trhnen worked as the Dean of the School of
Motion Picture, Television and Production Design of
the University of Art and Design Helsinki from 1995
to 2006. He is also a member of the European
Film Academy EFA.

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Premiere: November 16, 2007
Directed by: Juha Wuolijoki
Screenplay by: Marko Leino
Story by: Marko Leino,
Aku Louhimies, Juha Wuolijoki
Director of Photography:

Mika Orasmaa F.S.C.


Edited by: Harri Ylnen
Sound Designers: Joonas Jyrl,
Paul Jyrl M.P.S.E. C.A.S.
Music by: Leri Leskinen
Set Designer: Okku Rahikainen
Costume Designer: Anu Piril
Cast: Hannu-Pekka Bjrkman, Kari
Vnnen, Otto Gustavsson, Mikko
Leppilampi, Laura Birn, Minna Haapkyl, Mikko Kouki, Antti Tuisku
Produced by: Juha Wuolijoki
Production company: Snapper Films Oy
(developed in Journalist Productions)
Production support: The Finnish Film
Foundation, MEDIA Plus
Financing TV companies: MTV3, Canal+
Distributor in Finland: Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy Ab
World sales : Delphis Films Inc.
www.snapperlms.com/en/

Christmas Story

J o u l u t a r i n a

Christmas Story recounts the unique and amazing journey of Santa Claus on his way to becoming the

Santa that the world knows and loves. Opening across Finland in November, the family lm became
an instant hit, winning the #1 position at the national box ofce and keeping it for several weeks.
Synopsis: Hundreds of years ago the worlds greatest story was born In a remote village
in Lapland, young Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the
orphaned boy together. Each family will take care of Nikolas for one year. At the end of each year,
on Christmas Day, Nikolas has to move to a new home. To show his gratitude to the villagers,
Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families as good-bye presents. Over the years,
Nikolass former adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its
doorstep on Christmas morning.
When the village suffers a food shortage, the villagers have to send Nikolas to work as an apprentice for the hermit carpenter, Iisakki. Under the cruel tutelage of Iisakki, Nikolas develops
skills that enable him to create even better presents and to work even faster. The child-hating
Iisakki, however, forbids Nikolas from making presents. The Christmas present tradition is in
danger of coming to an end.
Juha Wuolijoki

Juha Wuolijokis (born 1969) previous lm, a television movie called


Gourmet Club (Snapper Films, 2004), won the Venla Award for Best Television Film in 2004. It also received international acclaim at a number
of festivals, including the award for Best Screenplay at the Monte Carlo
Television Festival and Best Foreign Film at the Long Island International Film Expo in New York. Christmas Story is Juhas rst family lm.

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Script: Erik Nordberg,

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Premiere: September 7, 2007
Director: Claes Olsson

based on the novels of Lars Sund


Cinematography: Pertti Mutanen F.S.C.
Editing: Oskar Franzn
Set design: Markus R. Packaln
Costumes: Mona Theresa Forsn,
Susanne Manns, Anna Vilppunen
Cast: Birthe Wingren, Nicke Lignell,
Peter Kanerva, Ylva Ekblad,
Irina Bjrklund, Andr Wikstrm
Producers: Claes Olsson,
Leila Lyytikinen
Production company:

Kinoproduction Oy
Co-producers: Filmlance Int. Ab /
Brje Hansson
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV companies:

YLE FST5, SVT, Canal+


Distributor in Finland: Sandrew
Metronome Distribution Finland Oy
International Sales:

Nordisk Film International Sales

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Colorado Avenue
Colorado Avenue tells the story of Dollar-Hanna, dealing with humiliation, shame and respect.

When Hanna is little, she and her mother are forced to leave their home island in the Bothnia
archipelago after Hannas father drowns at sea.
Hanna becomes a hired girl at the Smeds house. She starts to save money to go to America. In
1893, at the age of 18, she travels to the Unites States and Colorado, determined to make money
in the Great West. Ten years later in 1905, Hanna returns to her home village Siklax with her son
Otto and daughter Ida, but without a husband. With her American dollars she buys a parcel of
rocky land and opens a country store. The store becomes the village centre and the local people
begin to respect the industrious Hanna or Dollar-Hanna as they choose to call her.
When prohibition takes effect in 1919, Otto starts his career as a smuggler. Soon he becomes
the King of Containers, with detective Hoxell fervently trying to catch him. Dollar-Hanna feels
ashamed again. She cannot forgive Otto for choosing the criminal path. Otto is also accused of
killing his helper Dhli-Johan.
Claes Olsson

Claes Olsson (b.1948) has directed six feature lms and more
than 30 short lms, music videos, animations and documentaries. Olssons successful and award-winning feature lms
include Amazing Women by the Sea (Underbara kvinnor vid vatten,
1998) and Shades of Happiness (Onnen varjot, 2005). In 1977
Olsson founded Kinoproduction Oy, which is one of the leading
production companies in Finland today as well as an active international co-producer.

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Director: Pete Riski

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Premiere: February 8, 2008

Script: Pekka Lehtosaari, based on the

original idea by Mr. Lordi & Pete Riski


Cinematography:

Jen-Noel Mustonen F.S.C.


Editing: Stefan Sundlf assisted by
Antti Kulmala and Joona Louhivuori
Sound design: Jyrki Rahkonen
Music: Ville Riippa
Set design, costumes: Tiina Anttila
Cast: Skye Bennett, Noah Huntley,
Dominique McElligot, Leon Herbert,
William Hope, Ronald Pickup
Executive producer: Jukka Helle
Producer: Markus Selin
Production company: Solar Films Inc.
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV companies: YLE TV1
Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Theatrical Distribution Oy
International sales: Nordisk Film
International Sales
www.solarlms.com

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Dark Floors
The Lordi Motion Picture
Sarah is an autistic little girl whose father is worried about her health. Concerned for her, the
father sees a removal from the hospital by force as the only option. An elevator break-down prevents a smooth exit and renders them trapped with others. Yet the incident is only the beginning
of a descent into nightmare. As the doors open, the hospital appears mysteriously deserted. When
mutilated bodies are found, creatures from a dark world start a frightening attack. It soon becomes clear that the survival of the group may rest solely on the little girl.

Pete Riski

Pete Riski (b. 1974) is a quiet guy who was born and raised in the northern part of Finland.
In the cold winters there was nothing else to do but to watch telly and see every movie that played
in the local theater. As a teenager, he made lots of short VHS horror movies and music videos for
local bands. Couple of years in an art school led to a
career in directing commercials and music videos.
His music videos are something different from what people
are used to,and his commercials are a combination of
different visual looks and interesting stories. Music is
always one of the key things in his works. A decade in the
business and lots of different kinds of awards later, he is
still the same quiet northern guy as in the beginning.
So let the reel do the talking.

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Premiere: September 28, 2007

Director: JP Siili
Script: Antero Arjatsalo
Cinematography: Jarkko T. Laine
Editing: Joona Louhivuori
Sound design: Juha Hakanen
Music: Hurriganes

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Set design: Jukka A. Uusitalo


Costumes: Helena Paavilainen
Cast: Eero Milonoff, Jussi Nikkil,

Olavi Uusivirta, Timo Tikka,


Tommi Korpela, Minttu Mustakallio,
Kari Hietalahti, Reino Nordin
Producer: Aleksi Bardy

Ganes
Committing petty theft in his teenage years, Remu meets rock and decides to become like Chuck
Berry. He steals money in order to buy a drum kit, gets caught and is sentenced to prison.
Once free, Remu joins a band called Kalevala. He ends up having a row with Kalevalas guitarist, Jrvinen, who eventually quits the band. As a result, Remu is kicked out of the band as well.
Remu starts his own band, Hurriganes. He gets Cisse to play bass and the young Ile on guitar.
He keeps pushing the band and manages to get some gigs. Then Ile leaves the band, forcing Remu
to swallow his pride and ask Jrvinen to be the bands guitarist.
The band becomes more and more popular. Intoxicated by his success, Remu bad-mouths a
police ofcer named Hurme who, despising Remu, puts him in prison on the eve of the signing of
a record deal. Remu arranges a break-out but realises at the last minute what a mistake it would
be. Instead he deals with the humiliations of prison and is freed just in time for recording.
The Roadrunner album is recorded in Stockholm. Remu agrees to transport a drug package
to Finland on behalf of a friend. When he reaches customs, a thorough search reveals only the
master tape for the new record.
Hurriganes has its breakthrough and becomes a huge phenomenon.

Production company:

Helsinki -lmi Oy

JP Siili

Production support:

Ganes is the second feature lm by JP Siili (born 1964) whose

The Finnish Film Foundation

strong TV works have received wide acclaimed and various


awards (including Prix Italia). His rst feature lm, the controversial Young Gods (Hymypoika, 2003), telling the story of youths
lming their sex lives on video, was sold to 28 countries. JPs
next lm is a psychological thriller about a euthanasia doctor.

Financing TV company:

Channel Four Finland


Distributor in Finland: FS Film Oy
www.ganes.

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Premiere: January 11, 2008

Director: Dome Karukoski


Script: Marko Leino
Cinematography: Pini Hellstedt
Editing: Harri Ylnen
Sound design: Jyrki Rahkonen
Music: Panu Aaltio
Set design: Pirjo Rossi
Costumes: Elina Kolehmainen

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Cast: Tommi Korpela, Niilo Syvoja,

Eero Milonoff, Kristiina Halttu,


Marjut Maristo, Kati Outinen,
Pertti Sveholm, Matleena Kuusniemi
Executive producer: Jukka Helle
Producer: Markus Selin
Production company: Solar Films Inc.
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: MTV3 Finland
Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Thetrical Distribution Oy
International sales: Nordisk Film
International Sales
www.solarlms.com

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The Home of Dark Butterflies

Tu m m i e n

p e r h o s t e n

k o t i

The main character of the movie is Juhani, a boy haunted and oppressed by a traumatic childhood
experience. After being bounced between a number of foster homes for six years, Juhani ends up
in a boys home, at a place called The Island. The Island is run under the laws and regulations of
Olavi Harjula, the superintendent of the place, who is ruthless in his administration. Besides the
seven boys who have ended up at the home and Harjula, the only other inhabitants on the Island
are Harjulas wife and their two daughters, along with Tyyne who is in charge of the livestock and
the cooking. The isolated community is a world of its own.
The movie forces the viewers to ask themselves how long you have to keep paying for past
mistakes and deeds. When can you forgive yourself and be set free? Or can you? And are you
responsible for other peoples actions?

Dome Karukoski

Dome Karukoski (born 1976 in Cyprus) moved to


Finland from Cyprus when he was 5. His mother
is a Finnish journalist and his father an American
actor. He is bilingual in Swedish and Finnish.
He started his studies at the University of Art
and Design Helsinki in 1999 as one of the three
people selected to study directing. Beauty and
the Bastard (Tytt sin olet thti , 2005) was
Karukoskis graduation lm.

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Dolby digital | ~90 | Autumn 2008

Director: Hanna Maylett


Script: Tarja Kylm
Cinematography: Jyri Hakala
Editing: Kimmo Kohtamki
Sound design: Janne Laine

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Music: Sanna Salmenkallio


Set design: Markku Ptil
Costumes: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Cast: Minna Haapkyl, Tiina Lymi,

Jorma Tommila, Kaneli Johansson


Producers: Lasse Saarinen,
Risto Salomaa
Production company: Kinotar
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE TV1
Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Theatrical Distribution Oy
International sales: Nordisk Film
International Sales

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Indigo
Taru (35) lives a harmonic life on a horse farm with her husband Harri (40) and stepdaughter Ninni (13). Everything changes when Ninni is injured in a horse accident. Taru asks Ninnis
biological mother Eve (33), who has moved to Sweden ten years ago, to come back and see her
daughter.
Eves short visit turns into a longer stay when Eve realizes that she wants those lost ten years of
her life back. Longing for her daughter Ninni rises to the surface.
Tarus former life has been based on safety and routines and on being a family with Ninni and
Harri. Step by step, Eve starts to get foothold in the family, and Taru, who is pregnant with her
rst own child, loses control of her life.
Guilt and memories, anger and neediness, rise from the past. Taru has to question everything
that has seemed whole and in control. All the things that have been hidden during the past ten years
have to be settled, and all the main characters have to search for their own place in a new situation.
Hanna Maylett

Hanna Maylett (b. Miettinen 1973) is one of the new very talented
female directors in Finland. She has directed TV series and several
short and documentary lms, such as Suburban Virgin (Espoon
viimeinen neitsyt , 2003), Good Girls (Kiltit tytt , 2000), which won
a prize in the Finnish competition at Tampere Film Festival,
100 Clocks (100 kelloa , 1998), which won Prix Europa Young
Europe Encouragement award in Berlin and was selected for IDFA,
and The Rose of the Railroad (Ratapenkan ruusu, 1996), which was
selected for Cinfondation (Festival de Cannes).

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Premiere: September 14, 2007

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Director, script, editing:

Markku Plnen
Cinematography: Jan Nyman F.S.C.
Sound design: Heikki Innanen
Music: Vesa Mkinen
Set design: Pete Neuvonen
Costumes: Tiina Kaukanen
Cast: Peter Franzn, Sanna-Kaisa Palo,
Samuli Vauramo, Jenni Banerjee,
Heikki Kinnunen, Kaarina Turunen,
Elina Knihtil, Lotta Lehtikari,
Puntti Valtonen, Tuomas Uusitalo,
Toni Wahlstrm, Tatu Siivonen
Producers: Petri Rossi, Jenni
Lhteenmki, Satu Sadinkangas
Production company:

Suomen Filmiteollisuus SF Oy
Production support: The Finnish Film
Foundation, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Financing TV company:

YLE Co-productions
Distributor in Finland: Walt Disney

Studios Motion Pictures Finland


www.suomenlmiteollisuus.
www.lieksaelokuva.net

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The Matriarch

L i e k s a !

Worn out after a number of travels, but united and strong, Koppelo family is proud of their history: We are not just any gang of vagabonds; we are part of world history!
Members of the Koppelo family were once court tailors for Nicholas II of Russia. When the
Russian revolution started, they ed rst to Finland and then to Europe. Years passed, and the
family spread throughout the United States and Southern Europe. In 1970s, part of the family
returned to Finland and settled in Pyhselk, Northern Karelia, in a house called Lotokka.
The Matriarch begins when a thirty-year-old peaceful existence in Lotokka ends the family
is evicted! Martta, the matriarch of the family, faces a big challenge. Her family has been through
some rough times, and it is her responsibility to lead them to Lieksa, a town of dreams.
The Koppelo family love, ght and make up ercely. Marttas sons are about to slip into the
world of crime, and the situation is further complicated by a dumb young man who the family
picks up on the road and whose identity is a mystery. Travelling in a caravan of cars, the Koppelo
family sets up camp next to a lake, and Martta nally has time to take a break. But not for long, as
evil is already on its way. Laszlo, the criminal and the black sheep of the family, suddenly arrives
and notices Lara, Marttas beautiful daughter who has grown into a beautiful young woman.
Markku Plnen

Markku Plnen (born 1957) studied directing at the University of Art and
Design Helsinki from 1979 to 1983. Apart from his feature lms The Last
Wedding (Kivenpyrittjn kyl , 1995), A Summer by the River (Kuningasjtk ,
1998), Badding (2000), On the Road to Emmaus (Emmauksen tiell, 2001) and
Dog Nail Clipper (Koirankynnen leikkaaja , 2004), he has directed several
shorts and lms for TV.

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Kari Juusonen, Michael Hegner


Script: Hannu Tuomainen,
Marteinn Thorisson
Editing: Per Risanger
Music: Stephen Mckeon
Producers: Petteri Pasanen,
Hannu Tuomainen
Production company: Animaker Oy /
Anima Vitae & Cinemaker Oy
Co-producers: Ulysses GmbH, A. Film,
Magma Films
Production support: The Finnish Film
Foundation, Eurimages, YLE, Nordisk
Film & TV Fond, MEDIA Plus, Hamburg Film Fund, ZDF (TV German),
Danish Film Institute, DR TV2 (TV
Denmark), Irish Filmboard,
Section 481, Telepool

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Premiere: October 10, 2008
Directors:

Financing TV companies:

YLE, TV 2 Denmark, ZDF


Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Theatrical Distribution Oy
International sales: Telepool
www.nikomovie.com

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Niko & The Way to the Stars

N i k o

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p o i k a

is an adventure tale about a young reindeer boys quest to nd and


save his absent father, whom he believes to be a member of the world-famous Santas Elite Flying
Forces. One day, right outside his home valley, Niko is rehearsing ying with Julius, his best friend
and mentor, an old ying squirrel, and his potential girlfriend Saga. A gang of wolves nd them,
and Niko saves his friends by taking them to his home herd. However, the ruthless Black Wolf follows them, and the herd must escape from their valley. Niko blames himself for the incident and
sets out to nd his ying hero dad who he has never met and to nd a new home at his place. Julius decides to help his friend, even though nobody knows where Santa lives. Soon Niko nds out
that the Black Wolf is planning to destroy the Flying Forces and replace them with his own gang.
With help from a wild weasel girl Wilma, Niko and Julius try to warn the yers before the wolves
attack. However, the nal ght is not the one with the wolves, but inside Nikos heart after meeting
his biological dad: Niko has to nd his own place between two different worlds.
Niko & The Way to the Stars

Kari Juusonen

Kari Juusonens (b. 1967) short animation lms include Pizza Passionata
(2001), which won the Prix du Jury in Cannes, Birthday (Syntympiv,
2004) and (2007). Niko & The Way to the Stars is his rst feature-length
animation.
Michael Hegner

Michael Hegners (b. 1964 in Denmark) works as feature lm director


include Help! Im a Fish (2000, with Stefan Fjeldmark) and The Ugly Duckling
and Me (2006, with Karsten Kiilerich). He is one of the directors for
A. Films 3D department.

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Director: Hannu Kahakorpi

F I N N I S H

F E A T U R E

35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby Digital | 100 |


Premiere: September 26, 2008

Script: Elina Halttunen, based on

novels by Kalle Ptalo and


adaptation by Miisa Linden
Cinematography: Jarkko T. Laine F.S.C.
Editing: Benjamin Mercer
Sound design: Seppo Vanhatalo
Music: Pessi Levanto
Set design: Pentti Valkeasuo
Costumes: Johanna Heikkil
Cast: Kai Lehtinen,
Susanna Anteroinen
Producers: Marko Rhr,
Asko Apajalahti, Mikko Tenhunen

P t a l o

Too much hard work, too little love in his marriage and his lack of self-esteem stop Ptalo from
realizing his life-long dream of becoming a writer. Until he nds a new love.

Production company:

Hannu Kahakorpi

MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy

Hannu Kahakorpi is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer.


He has directed and produced Tuntemattomalle jumalalle (1993),
a TV series, and directed TV lms Viisi tytrtni (1997), Maigret ja
aave (1994), Miss on suuri pohjoinen (1991) and Lumikit eli
kohtauksia naisen elmst (1986). His screenwriter credits include
Onnellinen mies (1979), a TV lm based on an Arto Paasilinna novel,
which he also directed. One of the most extensive projects in his
career is Kotikatu, a TV series he produced and developed. The TV
series has been running for 12 years on Finnish television.

Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE
Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Theatrical Distribution Oy
International sales: Nordisk Film
International Sales
www.matilarohr.com

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The Novelist

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35mm | 1:2,35 | Dolby Digital | 99 |


Premiere: December 28, 2007

Director: Lauri Nurkse


Script: Katja Kallio
Cinematography: Peter Flinkenberg
Editing: Harri Ylnen
Sound design: Pekka Karjalainen

Playing Solo

S o o l o i l u a

Emma, an intelligent and independent urban reporter, is sent extempore to interview top conductor Joel Abrahamsson. The interview is a total op, but during it, Emma suddenly nds herself
falling for Joel in a weeks time they are both head over heels in love. Emma could never have
imagined that in just a few weeks she would be living in an old country house with Joels demented but temperamental mother while Joel races around the world from concert to concert. And in
less than no time, Emma nds out that she is pregnant

Music: Pessi Levanto


Set design: Christer Andersson

F I N N I S H

Costumes: Jouni Mervas


Cast: Saija Lentonen, Kari-Pekka

Toivonen, Kristiina Elstel


Producer: Nina Koljonen
Production company:

MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy

Lauri Nurkse

Production support:

Lauri Nurkse has previously directed


the highly popular domestic TV series
Pelkk lihaa , Kumman kaa and Studio
Impossible. Nurkse is also known as an
actor from roles in the lms The Border
(Raja 1918, 2007), Bad Boys: A True Story
(Pahat pojat, 2002) and Cyclomania (2001).
Playing Solo is his rst feature lm as
a director.

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company:

Channel Four Finland


Distributor in Finland:

Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution


International sales:

Nordisk Film International Sales


www.matilarohr.com

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Director, script: Pekka Lehtosaari

F I N N I S H

F E A T U R E

35 mm, also available in digital cinema


prints | 1:1,85 | Dolby digital | 80 |
Premiere: December 14, 2007

Animation: Moscow: Solnetchny-DOM;

Helsinki: Kikeono Film & Sound,


Cinepro Finland, Digital Film Finland
Editing: Sergej Minakin, Aleksi Raij
Sound design: Seppo Vanhatalo,
Ilkka Kiukas
Music: Tuomas Kantelinen
Art Design: Janne Kopu
Cast: Allu Tuppurainen, Saija Lentonen
Producer: Marko Rhr
Production company:

MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy


Co-producers: Greenlight Media AG,
Contact Media Group, Film Music &
Entertainment
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE TV1
Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Theatrical Distribution Oy
International Sales:

Nordisk Film International Sales


www.questforaheart.com

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Quest for a Heart

R l l i n

s y d n

Rolli is just another Rolli in the Rollivillage full of tricks, mischief and mayhem. He hates bathing, kissing and doing the right thing. When he comes across Millie, a beautiful little elf girl, he
nds a new kind of friend that likes owers and peace. Something is destroying the elf forest and
the only way to stop it is to nd a magic heart from the land of winter. Elves are good, Rollies are
bad. Now they are forced to help each other to save the world. There is no telling what will happen on a Quest for a Heart.

Pekka Lehtosaari

Pekka Lehtosaari is a veteran of the animation business, having


translated and directed the Finnish audio versions of 53 animation
feature lms, including The Jungle Book (1992), Aladdin (1993),
The Lion King (1994), 101 Dalmatians (1994), Pocahontas (1995),
Toy Story (1996), Babe (1996), The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1996), Pippi Longstocking (1997), Mulan (1998), A Bugs Life
(1998), Tarzan (1999), The Tigger Movie (2000), The Cat Returns
(2004), Raining Cats and Frogs (2005), Howls Moving Castle (2005)
and My Neighbor Totoro (orig. 1988, Finnish audio version 2006).
Pekka Lehtosaari has also written screenplays for such lms as
Vares (2004) and Bad Boys A True Story (Pahat pojat , 2003).

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35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby digital | 78 |


Premiere: February 15, 2008

[
Director: Mari Rantasila
Script: Sinikka Nopola, Tiina Nopola
Cinematography: Timo Heinnen
Editing: Tuuli Kuittinen
Sound design: Risto Iissalo
Music: Iiro Rantala
Set design: Minna Santakari
Costumes: Niina Pasanen

F I N N I S H

Ricky Rapper

Cast: Niilo Sipil, Mimmi Lounela,

Annu Valonen, Ulla Tapaninen,


Mauri Suosalo, Ullariikka Koskela,
Teemu Aromaa
Producers: Lasse Saarinen,
Risto Salomaa
Production company: Kinotar

R i s t o

R p p j

Ricky is a ten-year-old boy who likes to play drums. He lives in an apartment building with his
aunt Serena Rapper, a telemarketer, and dreams of performing live one day. Serena, on the other
hand, dreams of Lennart Lindberg who lives downstairs. A girl named Nelly Buttery moves into
their building, and Serena encourages Ricky to get to know her, but Ricky is too shy. He does not
understand how he could make friends with a girl. Serena writes a love letter to Lennart Lindberg, but the letter ends up in Nellys hands. The letter is signed by your friend from upstairs,
and Nelly thinks Ricky has sent the letter. Nelly thinks Ricky is an idiot and writes an abusive
letter to the friend from upstairs. When Ricky nds out about the misunderstanding, he wants
to disguise himself. Nelly, however, recognizes him. She is lonely and wants to get to know Ricky
after all, even though she initially thought that he is an idiot. The misunderstanding caused by the
letter is claried, and Ricky and Nelly become friends. But then comes a twist: Serena breaks her
leg and can no longer cook and clean. Her cousin, Fanny the Freezer, moves in to take care of the
household. For her, the two most important things in life are order and cleanliness. She can not
tolerate drumming or other loud noises. Rickys and Nellys friendship deepens when Fanny the
Freezer conscates Rickys drum. Thats when the adventure begins...

Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Distributor in Finland: Nordisk Film
Theatrical Distribution Oy
International sales: Nordisk Film
International Sales
www.ristorappaaja.

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Mari Rantasila

Mari Rantasila (born 1963) is one of the most successful Finnish actors
and singers who has also proved her talent as a director. Her previous
lms include Kiltin yn lahjat (2004), Parting (Pieni eroja, 2002) and
Grapefruit (Greippi, 1999).

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F I L M S

35mm | 1:2,35 | ~80 |


Premiere: Autumn 2008

Director: AJ Annila
Script: Iiro Kttner
Cinematography: Henri Blomberg
Editing: Joona Louhivuori
Sound design: Panu Riikonen

F I N N I S H

Set design: Antti Nikkinen,

A cruel horror lm bathing in the Finnish sauna culture, in the no-zone between Christianity and
paganism.
Year 1595. The long war is nally over. Brothers Knut and Erik, members of a commission
marking the border between Finland and Russia, commit a terrible sin when they leave a young
girl to die a horrible death. As the commission crosses an uncharted swamp, the girl returns to
haunt them, her face pouring endless lth. The weary men nd solace in a nameless village and
nd a sauna a sauna where all sins are washed away. Seeking forgiveness, the brothers step in...
Sauna is a horror lm about sins and repentance. The story leads us into the core of darkness
where there is no hope, no salvation.

Ville Vauras
Costumes: Anna Vilppunen
Cast: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen
Producers:

Jesse Fryckman & Tero Kaukomaa


Production company: Bronson Club

AJ Annila

Production support:

He debuted as a director with


Jade Warrior (2006, FinlandChina-The Netherlands-Estonia),
an international co-production that
combined Finnish mythology with
kung fu. In his childhood, AJ was
a son of Tarzan, and when he grows
up, he will become a ninja.

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company:

YLE Co-productions
Distributor in Finland:

Sandrew Metronome
Distribution Finland Oy
www.bronsonclub.

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Sauna

Sauna is AJs second feature lm.

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Dolby digital | ~110 |
Premiere: 29 August, 2008

F I N N I S H

K s k y

Director: Aku Louhimies


Script: Jari Rantala
Cinematography: Rauno Ronkainen
Editing: Ben Mercer
Sound design: Kirka Sainio
Music: Pessi Levanto
Set design: Markku Ptil
Costumes: Tiina Kaukanen
Cast: Pihla Viitala, Samuli Vauramo,

Eero Aho

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She-Wolf

Producer: Aleksi Bardy


Production company: Helsinki -lmi
Co-producers:

George Charalambides, Christine


Ioannou & Nicholas Moutselos /
Two Thirty Five - 235, Greece;
Christoph Thoke & Axel Moebius /
Thoke + Moebius Film, Germany;
Aku Louhimies
Production support: The Finnish
Film Foundation
Financing TV company: YLE 1
Distributor in Finland: FS Film Oy
International sales: Coach14

It is 1918, and the Civil War is raging in Finland; the Social-Democratic Reds are ghting the
Senate-supported Whites. Private Aaro Harjula returns from Germany and joins the non-socialist
Whites. He is shocked to see how the Whites treat the defeated, rebellious Reds. He witnesses Red
female soldiers being group-raped and executed without a trial.
One of the women escapes execution, and Harjula decides to take her to a nearby military
tribunal. When Harjula is transporting his prisoner in a rowboat, she tries to escape, causing the
rowboat to capsize. Both Harjula and the female prisoner are forced to swim to a desolate island.
On the island, her anger gradually dissipates, and a strange friendship develops between the
two. They are rescued by a shing boat and transported to the mainland. Harjula believes it
would be best to take her to the court where a good judge will surely make a just decision.
But in the end Harjula must make a decision that will be unlawful and against the orders given
to him he must follow his heart. He wants to save the woman from death by any means necessary.
Aku Louhimies

Aku Louhimies is one of Finlands best-known directors. His rst two feature lms, Restless (Levottomat,
2000) and Lovers and Leavers (Kuutamolla, 2002),
were both box ofce hits in Finland. Louhimies was
named Director of the Year in 2004. His third feature
Frozen Land (Paha maa , 2005) won several important
international prizes. In 2006 Louhimies directed two
lms: Man Exposed (Riisuttu mies) and Frozen City
(Valkoinen kaupunki).

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35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby digital 5.1 |


90 | Premiere: August 15, 2008

Director: Kaisa Rastimo


Script: Kaisa Rastimo, Marko Rauhala
Cinematography: Tuomo Virtanen
Editing: Antony Bentley
Sound design: Pietari Koskinen
Music: Iiro Ollila

F I N N I S H

Set design: Katriina Ilmaranta


Costumes: Mariella Rauhala
Cast: Ronja Arvilommi,

Laura Malmivaara, Janne Virtanen,


Sara Tammela
Producers: Antti-Veikko Salo,
Pekka Levola
Production company:

Stormheart Oy Ltd.
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE
Distributor in Finland:

Walt Disney Studios Finland


www.stormheart.

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Stormheart

M y r s k y

The father of a Finnish family visiting the crumbling Berlin Wall rescues a cute puppy, Stormheart, and takes him back to Finland as a pet for his daughters. No one in the family knows anything about the dog, not even its breed.
Little by little, the mystery of Stormheart unravels, and the dogs new owners learn more about
him. They nd out that Stormhearts parents had served as guard dogs at the Berlin Wall.
In the lm, drama, comedy and tragedy are created by the mere breed-typical behaviour of
the Caucasian Shepherd. Pearl, the 7-year-old daughter of the Finnish family, takes the puppy
under her wing. In the care of the tender-hearted family, trained only by little Pearl, Stormheart
grows up with no rules or boundaries. In six months, the dog that has grown up to the size of a
bear undertakes the task of removing all dangers, threats and obstacles from the path of Pearl,
his little protg. And Pearl, in return, loves Stormheart unconditionally.
Stormheart is a great animal story for schoolchildren and their families; it is a lm for all
people who love animals.
Kaisa Rastimo

Kaisa Rastimo (born 1961) is a director and screenwriter


whose lms have been awarded both at home and abroad.
In 2003, she received the prestigious Finland Prize for
her career as a lm director. Her latest children lm
Hayflower and Quiltshoe (Heinhattu ja vilttitossu , 2002)
was a major box ofce success in Finland, and it was also
distributed in Japan with 11 copies. The lm has been
awarded at many festivals.

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F I N N I S H

35mm | Dolby digital | 116 |


Premiere: December 7, 2007

Directors: ke Lindman,

Sakari Kirjavainen
Script: Stefan Forss,
Benedict Zilliacus, Esko Salervo
Cinematography: Pauli Sipilinen
Editing: Sakari Kirjavainen,
Juha Antti-Poika
Sound design: Johan Hake
Music: Timo Hietala
Set design: Risto Karhula
Costumes: Marjatta Nissinen
Cast: Kari Ketonen, Tarmo Ruubel,
Timo Torikka, Asko Sarkola,
Ilkki Villi, Taisto Oksanen,
Aleksi Sariola
Producer: Alf Hemming

It is where Finlands fate will be decided. General A. F. Airo


Finlands defences on the Karelian Isthmus break and Soviet troops advance with an overwhelming advantage in manpower and military equipment. The Finns have been beaten. Guerilla tactics
in the forests are no longer enough, and some other solution must be found to contain the unprecedented offensive.
Tali Ihantala 1944 recounts the events of the largest battle in the history of Scandinavia
through ve short stories. The defensive victory was a miracle. How was it ever achieved?
The lm tells about the failed attempts of the summer of 1944 to achieve the impossible, stopping a greatly superior enemy and the nal efforts to avert a defeat that seemed certain. This epic
lm deals with the miracle of Ihantala through the perspectives of ordinary people. Soldiers had
to exhibit an unbelievable capacity to endure the inhumane harshness and brutality of war. But a
soldier had a job to do. That is what this lm deals with: men at work.

Production company:

Professor ke Lindman has played an important role in


the Finnish lm industry for decades. He has directed
and acted in hundreds of lms over the past 60 years.

ke Lindman Film-Production Oy
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE
Distributor in Finland: Walt Disney
Studios Finland
www.tali-ihantala.

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Tali Ihantala 1944

ke Lindman

Sakari Kirjavainen

Director Sakari Kirjavainen is a versatile lmmaker


and professional in the lm industry. He has directed
dozens of short lms, documentaries and radio plays.
He has also worked as an editor and screenwriter.

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(based on Kjell Askildsens novels)


Cinematography: Daniel Lindholm
Editing: Jerem Tonteri
Sound design: Kimmo Vnttinen
Music: Lasse Enersen
Set design: Antti Nikkinen
Costumes: Emilia Eriksson
Cast: Lasse Pysti, Pentti Siimes,
Mauri Heikkil, Aarre Karn,
Marja-Leena Kouki, Eila Halonen

Miika Soini

Director: Miika Soini

Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti


Producer: Janne Wrigstedt
Production company:

Silva Mysterium Oy
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE

Miika Soini (born 1973) has


directed a number of short lms:
For the Sake of God (Jumalan palvelus,
2002), Grey Area (Harmaa alue, 2004)
and Relation (2005), among others.
Thomas is his rst feature-length lm.
At present Soini works as a
freelance lmmaker.

Putte Huima

Script: Miika Soini

In the autumn of his life, Thomas lives a simple and isolated life in his below-street-level apartment accompanied by a radio, a chess board and a photo of his wife. He does not venture outside
very often, and when he does, the outside world reminds him of his old age, loneliness and his
past which he would not like to remember. His life feels like a never-ending story, and to make it
whole, Thomas has to face his past. I am old, and life is long.

Executive producers:

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F I L M S

Digibeta | 1:1,85 | Dolby stereo |


70 | 2008

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35mm | 1:2,35 | Dolby Digital | 94 |


Premiere: February 1, 2008

Director, script: Peter Lindholm


Cinematography: Mark Stubbs

Three in Love

Ko l m i s t a a n

Tomi Laakso, a happily married man, falls in love with another woman. Instead of going behind
his wifes back, Tomi shares his feelings with her and nds himself in love with two women at the
same time. Tomis wife Maria has to face the facts and realise that Tomi is still the love of her life.
A love story between three adults.

Editing: Suvi Ryhnen


Sound design: Tero Malmberg
Music: Mauri Sumn
Set design: Kaisa Mkinen

F I N N I S H

Costumes: Sari Suominen


Cast: Kari-Pekka Toivonen,

Liisa Kuoppamki, Matleena


Kuusniemi, Rea Mauranen,
Taneli Mkel, Marjaana Maijala,
Susa Saukko, Juhani Niemel
Producer: Peter Lindholm
Production company: Petlms Oy
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation,


MEDIA Plus
Financing TV company: YLE
Distributor in Finland:

Walt Disney Studios Finland


www.kolmistaan.

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Peter Lindholm

Peter Lindholm (born 1960) is a lm


director and producer. His latest works
include the documentary Borg Year
(Ett r i Borg, 20022005), feature
lm Kites Over Helsinki (Drakarna ver
Helsingfors, 2001) and a television series
called Sincerely Yours in Cold Blood
(Kylmverisesti sinun, 2000). He has
directed six feature lms.

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Script: J-P Valkeap & Jan Forsstrm

F I N N I S H

F E A T U R E

35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby digital | 100 |


Premiere: 2008
Director: J-P Valkeap
Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri
Editing: Mervi Junkkonen
Sound design: Micke Nystrm
Music: Helena Tulve
Set design: Kaisa Mkinen
Costumes: Sari Suominen
Cast: Pavel Liska, Vitali Bobrov,

Emilia Ikheimo, Jorma Tommila,


Pauli Poranen
Producer: Aleksi Bardy
Production company: Helsinki -lmi Oy
Co-producers: Exit Film (Estonia),
Bluelight (UK), Propeller (Germany)

The Visitor

M u u k a l a i n e n

The story takes place in the rst half of the 20th century. The setting for the lm is an isolated,
run-down farm in the Finnish countryside where a 10-year old boy lives with his mother. The
boys father is serving time in prison but still has a strong hold on the family.
One rainy evening a visitor arrives. A man who has been wounded by a gunshot brings a note
from the boys father. They let the man hide in the stable.
Slowly the man gets better. He begins to help out on the farm and teaches the boy how to take
care of their horse. The boy befriends the animal, conding his secrets in him.
Gradually the visitor gains the boys trust and the affection of the woman. For the short summer, they all feel as if they are a family.
The summer, however, ends abruptly with the death of the horse, and a long fall begins for all
of them.
The boy has to choose between loyalty to his father and protecting the visitor.

Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation,


Estonian Film Foundation,
Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen,
Eurimages, Nordisk Film & Tv Fond
Financing TV companies:

J-P Valkeap

YLE TV1, ZDF/ARTE

J-P Valkeap (born 1977) is a promising rst-time lm director.


His short lm The Fall (Keinu, 2003) has been a success at many
festivals. The Visitor is Valkeaps rst feature lm and his
graduation lm at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.

Distributor in Finland: Sandrew

Metronome Distribution Finland Oy


International sales: Wild Bunch

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35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby Digital |


100 | Premiere: Autumn 2008

Director: Anders Engstrm


Script: Michael Mueller

Beth is a good-hearted middle-aged woman who always puts the needs of others before her own.
She married young and had two children. She never had the chance to fulll her dreams if
she ever had any. Her children have moved out, and her big house feels empty. Her daughter got
pregnant and had an abortion so that she could follow her career ambitions. Beth tried to talk
her out of it and offered to take care of the child. Beths daughter refused her offer, and the two
have not spoken since.
Beth gets shocking news. She has terminal cancer and has only months to live. She decides to
seek her ancestral roots and die on her own terms, but rst, she will sort out what is missing: the
most important things in her life. She will make peace with her world.
A Good Life will be a beautifully shot story with warm and compassionate humor; it is driven by
its characters who are confused; they do not know how to deal with the news of somebody dying.

Cinematography: Peter Mokrosinski


Editing: Jan-Olof Svarvar
Set design: Betsy ngerman-Engstrm

Anders Engstrm

Producers: Marcus Wikars,

Anders Engstrm (b. 1963) graduated from the London International


Film School in 1987 with distinction in cinematography. He has directed
several award-winning short lms, TV lms and TV series, mostly in
Finland and Sweden. His works include Smstadsberttelser (1994, TV
series, Finland, produced by Jrn Donner), Anna Holt polis (1996, TV
series, Sweden), Die Millennium-Katastrophe-Computer-Crash 2000 (1999,
Engstrms rst English-language lm, a German-Australian co-production), three Wallander lms (2005) and Elsdansen (2007, TV lm,
Sweden), among others. A Good Life is his rst lm for the big screen.

Jan-Olof Svarvar, Harry Knapp


Production company: IXL Pictures Ltd.
Co-producer:

Fiona Gillies / Highwire Films (UK)


Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation,


Financing TV company: YLE
Distributor in Finland: FS Film Oy

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A Good Life

a l l a

The lm tells the story of Ida, a woman who was adopted to Finland from Africa as a child. Ida
is an unemployed seamstress approaching her thirties and still lives at home with her activist
mother Kati. Kati wants to x her daughters life and offers her a job at her work. Encouraged by
her new friend Ville, Ida, however, sets out for Berlin in order to nd a job and to prove to her
mother that she can manage on her own. Meanwhile, Kati has been told that she is seriously ill,
but she does not want to mention it to Ida in fear of standing in the way of her daughters struggle
for independence. Ida wants to have a life of her own, but what will she have left at the end of the
day?

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M a a t a

Director: Lenka Hellstedt


Script: Lenka Hellstedt,

based on a novel by Riikka Ala-Harja


Cast: Amira Khalifa, Matti Ristinen
Producers:

Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti


Production company:

Lenka Hellstedt

Silva Mysterium Oy

Lenka Hellstedt studied directing and scriptwriting at the


University of Art and Design Helsinki. Her graduation short
lm was The Spectacular Life of Stonecutters Charming
Yolanda (Sepelimurskaamon kauniin Jolantan ihmeellinen elm ,
1996). She has directed several TV lms (The Boat / Paatti,
1993, Who Will Comfort Viivi? / Kuka lohduttaisi Viivi? 2001),
and her rst feature lm Me and Morrison (2001) was a
big commercial success. She also works as a director for a
number of TV series.

Co-producer:

F E A T U R E

35mm | Premiere: 2008

F I N N I S H

Ground Under Water (working title)

Roshi Behesht Nedjad / Flying Moon


Filmproduktion GmbH, Berlin
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation


Financing TV company: YLE TV1
Distributor in Finland:

Sandrew Metronome Distribution


Finland Oy Ab

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84 | Premiere: November 2, 2007

tells a unique story about people behind music. The lm was shot during the fall
2006, during and around the time of the 20th anniversary concert of the Wentus Blues Band,
which was also on their home turf in Ostrobotnia, Finland. Its a delicious mash-up of backstage
life and passionate stage performances. The lm features an impressive line-up of rock and blues
legends, such as Eddie Kirkland and Louisiana Red, ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, Kim Wilson
from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Omar Dykes from Omar & The Howlers, Barrence Whiteld
lead singer of The Savages, Sven Zetterberg and Clas Yngstrm from Sweden, Eric Bibb, plus
Lazy Lester from the deep south in the States. All of the abovementioned guests have a long history
with the Wentus Blues Band. The lm is about the family meeting of these musicians. The audience will feel like standing on the stage at the same time as these great musicians. Play what you
feel, feel what you play!
Family Meeting

Director, script, sound design:

Heikki Kossi
Cinematography: Heikki Frm
Additional cinematography:

Marita Hllfors, Tahvo Hirvonen,


Timo Heinnen, Olli Varja,
Peter Flinkenberg, Tuomo Hutri
Editing: Tuuli Kuittinen
Set design: Kalle Nurminen
Music: Wentues Blues Band with
guests, Hannu Pikkarainen
Producers: Heikki Kossi &
Robban Hagns
Production company: Mokul Filmi Oy
Co-producer: DP Agency
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation,


AVEK, City of Kokkola,
Svenska Kulturfonden
Financing TV companies:

YLE / FST 5, SVT kultur


Distributor in Finland: FS Film Oy

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Family Meeting

Heikki Kossi
Family Meeting is Heikki Kossis rst

feature lm in theater distribution. He has previously released the


internationally awarded documentary
Mississippi-Nedervetil (2001) and
Weisaaja (2004). Kossi is also an
esteemed foley artist in Finnish lms
and an ex-musician, who has toured
the Nordic Countries and Canada.

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Dolby SR | 110 / 58 | 2008

(enlightenment) is a story about Tokyo seen by a young monk, Fujioka, and a musician, Sekisawa. It follows the people who confess to them in the late night of the city and on the
tatamis of the temple of a womens prison.
Hongaku

Director, script: Pirjo Honkasalo


Cinematography: Pirjo Honkasalo,

Marita Hllfors
Editing: Niels Pagh Andersen / tbc
Producer: Kristiina Pervil
Production company: Millennium Film
Co-producer: Cosmo Films, DK
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation,


DFI, AVEK
Financing TV companies: YLE, NHK
International sales:

Deckert Distribution

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Hongaku

Pirjo Honkasalo

Pirjo Honkasalo (born in 1947) is an established director,


screenwriter, producer and photographer who has won countless awards for her work. She directed several lms in the 1970s
and 80s with Pekka Lehto (including Da Capo, 1985). In the
1990s, she made the so-called Trilogy of the Sacred and the Evil,
consisting of the lms Mysterion (1991), Tanjuska and the 7 Devils
(Tanjuska ja 7 perkelett, 1993) and Atman (1996). In 2004 she
made the multiple award-winning The 3 Rooms of Melancholia
(Melancholian 3 huonetta).

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35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby 5.1 |


~90 | 2008

Director: Tahvo Hirvonen

S t a d i l a i s t a

t a n g o a

e t s i m s s

Anne Lakanen, Hannu Nurmio


Cinematography: Tahvo Hirvonen
Editing: Anne Lakanen
Sound design: Kysti Vntnen
Music: Tuomari Nurmio
Producer: Tahvo Hirvonen
Production company: Pettulmi Oy
The Finnish Film Foundation

Tuomari Nurmio becomes interested in Finnish tango. Modern Finnish tango puzzles him; it has
no kick, no vigor. He begins his research on how tango came to Finland and what affected the
development of Finnish tango.
Tuomari forms an orchestra, and together they start arranging his old songs into tangos and
rearranging some evergreen tangos.
The orchestra adopts the name Kongontien orkesteri, records the album Tangomanifesti
and performs to a live audience.
Archive material, and footage of Tuomaris research and the arranging and recording of the
music are intercut using the association technique.
The lm follows Tuomari Nurmio and Kongontien orkesteri during the making of the album,
as well as Tuomaris research of the arrival of tango and its history in Finland. The lm is both a
unique documentary about making an album in todays Finland and a profound look by old-timers of the rock generation at a musical genre that was previously unfamiliar to them.

Script: Tahvo Hirvonen,

Production support:

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Looking for the Lost Tango

Tahvo Hirvonen

Tahvo Hirvonen (born in 1955) is a cinematographer and documentarist, well known for his
work in many Finnish documentaries shot around
the world and at home. He has also directed some
award-winning documentaries, which include
Kuivis (1989), The Brothers (Veljet , 1991),
Tino (1994) and Wanderer of a Lone Star
(Yksinisen thden harhailija, 2003).

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35mm | 1:1,85 | Dolby Digital |


~80 | 2008

P u n k

t a u t i

j o k a

e i

t a p a

conveys the amazing vitality of punk music and punkers. The do it yourself ethic draws young people to punk the same way it did when this new music style arrived
in Finland. Pelle Miljoona, the great dinosaur of Finnish punk, is still going strong, and band
members celebrate their 50th birthdays on the tour bus. They have released a new album and are
adored by old and new fans alike. Akupunktio is punk. Just like the generation of thirty years ago,
the kids today are drawn to shout their message to the world. But the makers of punk music also
have other goals in their lives. Punks power is wide-reaching.
Punksters & Youngsters

Director, script: Jouko Aaltonen

Jouko Aaltonen

Cinematography: Marita Hllfors

Jouko Aaltonen (b. 1956) has directed numerous documentaries


with subjects ranging from the Siberian taiga to the diplomatic circles
of New Delhi. In 2006 he released the feature length documentary
Revolution (Kenen joukoissa seisot) that garnered record-breaking
audiences and the Finnish Jussi award for best documentary. Aaltonen
is also a popular lecturer and an author of study books on cinema.
In 2007 he achieved his Doctor of Arts degree, successfully
defending his doctoral thesis on Finnish documentaries.
His latest lms include: Four Lives on Seven Seas (Nelj elm
seitsemll merell , 2007), Revolution (Kenen joukoissa seisot , 2006),
Life Saver (Hengenpelastaja , 2005), Ambassadors (Lhettilt , 2004).

Editing: Samu Heikkil


Sound design: Joonas Jyrl
Music: Pelle Miljoona,

Akupunktio etc.
Producer: Pertti Veijalainen
Production company: Illume Ltd.
Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation, ESEK


Financing TV company:

YLE TV2 Documentaries

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Punksters & Youngsters

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Dolby digital | 85 / 47 | 2007

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Recipes for Disaster


[

K a t a s r o f i n

a i n e k s e t

This is a lm about climate change. About catastrophe. And its funny, painfully funny. We love
to blame the corporations and industries for whats going wrong with the planet, but we are mistaken. Its us, baby. You and me. Were the real bad guys.

Director, script: John Webster


Cinematography:

Tuomo Hutri, John Webster


Editing: Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound design: Pietari Koskinen
Producer: Kristiina Pervil
Production company:

John Webster

Millennium Film
Co-producer: Magic Hour Films, DK
The Finnish Film Foundation, DFI,
AVEK, NFTF, MEDIA
Financing TV companies: YLE, DR,
IBA, Channel4, Canal+, CBC, LTR

John Webster (born in 1967) has been making


documentary lms as an independent director
and producer since 1990. His work includes the
lms Suckers (Plynimurikauppiaat,1993),
Dont Tell Daddy (Tissit ja tango, 1995), Losing It
(Sukkien euroelm, 1999), Rooms of Shadow
and Light (Valon ja varjon huoneet , 2001) and

International sales:

What Comes Around See Everything, Feel Every-

Deckert Distribution

thing (Sen edestn lyt , 2004).

Production support:

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Script: Arto Halonen, Kevin Frazier

D O C U M E N T A R Y

Sound design:

F I N N I S H

35mm / Digibeta | 1:1,85 / 16:9 | 90 |


Premiere: February 1, 2008
Director: Arto Halonen
Cinematography:

Hannu Vitikainen, Arto Halonen


Editing: Samu Heikkil
Martti Turunen, Samu Heikkil
Music: Timo Peltola
Producer: Arto Halonen
Production company:

Art Films production AFP Oy


Co-producers: Werner Schweizer /
Dschoint Ventschr lmproduktion (CH),
Helle Ulsteen / Kamoli Films (DK)
Production support: The Finnish Film
Foundation, AVEK, NFTF, MEDIA,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Financing TV companies: ITVS International USA, YLE TV2 Documentaries,
TV 2 Danmark, Schweizer Fernsehen,
Tlvision Suisse Romande (TSR), Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua italiana
(TSI), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
International sales:

Films Transit International Inc.

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Shadow of the Holy Book


[

P y h n

k i r j a n

v a r j o

Why are some of the worlds biggest international companies translating an absurd foreign propaganda book into their own languages? Why are they trying to evade any serious discussion
about their motives, and about the grim human rights problems and free speech violations in the
Central Asian country of Turkmenistan?
Shadow of the Holy Book investigates the morality of international companies and the dictatorship of oil-and-gas-rich Turkmenistan. These companies help give the dictatorship the propaganda support that it needs to survive. Turkmenistans dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov, has written
a ludicrous book: the Ruhnama, the Book of Soul, a key tool in the governments subjugation of
human rights and free speech. Yet many international companies give their clandestine support
to the Ruhnama and help suppress the countrys voices of opposition and dissidence in return
for multimillion-dollar business deals.

Arto Halonen

Arto Halonen has directed numerous lms, including e.g. Pavlovs Dogs
(Pavlovin koirat, 2005), Conquistadors of Cuba (Kuuban valloittajat, 2005),
The Tank Man (Tynnyrimies, 2004), The Stars Caravan (Taivasta vasten ,
2000), A Dreamer and the Dreamtribe (Unelmoija ja unikansa, 1998) and
Karmapa Two Ways of Divinity (Karmapa jumaluuden kaksi tiet , 1998).
In 2005he got the Finland Prize, the highest annual prize in the arts given
by the Ministry of Culture and the state. Among other important prizes,
he received the Humanitarian Award of the EU in 1998. Halonen is also
the founder of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival.

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80 | 2007

is a surprising and emotional dive into the world of rhythm an extraordinary trip
to discover the magic relationship between Life and Rhythm. Drum legend Billy Cobham takes
us from the bandstands of the Western world to the primal music of African origin with kids in a
Brazilian community and on to the completely secluded world of musical experiences of autists.
These different worlds are yet connected through music in a mystical and secret way. The relation
between the collective and the individual consciousness becomes obvious when, in a fantastic nal
moment, symbiosis is achieved. Music is emotion. Music is communication. Music is identity. Music
becomes a true universal language to express hope, love, ambition and joy. Sonic Mirror is a lm
full of vibrancy and compassion, authentic and hypnotic from the rst to the very last moment.
Sonic Mirror

Director: Mika Kaurismki


Script: Mika Kaurismki,

Marco Forster, Uwe Dresch


Cinematography: Jacques Cheuiche
Editing: Oli Weiss
Sound design: Uwe Dresch
Music: Billy Cobham, Mal Debal,
Okuta Percussion etc.
Producers: Mika Kaurismki,
Marco Forster, Uwe Dresch,
Rose-Marie Schneider
Production:

Marianna Films Oy (Finland)


Production support:

The Finnish Film Foundation,


NRW, BAK
Financing TV companies:

YLE Co-productions, SF/SRG SSR


International sales:

Wide Management (Paris)

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Sonic Mirror

Mika Kaurismki

Mika Kaurismkis rst lm The Liar (Valehtelija, 1980) marked


the beginning of cinema for the Kaurismki brothers and started
a new era in Finnish cinema. Mika has since directed lms all
around the world with an international crew and cast. His work
includes, for example, the ctional lms The Worthless (Arvottomat,
1982), Rosso (1985), Helsinki Napoli All Night Long (1987), Amazon
(1990), Zombie and the Ghost Train (Zombie ja kummitusjuna, 1991),
LA Without a Map (1998), Honey Baby (2004) and three documentaries shot in Brazil: Tigrero A Film That Was Never Made (1994,
with Sam Fuller and Jim Jarmusch), Sound of Brazil (Moro no Brasil,
2002) and Brasileirinho (2005).

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35mm / Digibeta | 16:9 |


Mono | 7811 | 2007

N e d a r m a

M a t k a

The lm portrays the arc of human life from infancy to old age and all the way to the grave. Life is
like moons reection on water. You hold it in your hand and wonder, does it exist?

Directors, editing:

Anastasia Lapsui,
Markku Lehmuskallio
Cinematography:

Markku Lehmuskallio,
Johannes Lehmuskallio
Sound design: Peter Nordstrm
Music: Anna-Kaisa Liedes,
Kristiina Ilmonen
Animation: Sanna Mari Pirkola
Producer: Markku Lehmuskallio
Production company: Giron-lmi Oy

Anastasia Lapsui

Born in the Yamal Peninsula, Western


Siberia, in 1944. Has been a radio journalist
in Salekhard for 26 years, working on
a Nenets language program. Has directed
since 1990.

Production support:

Markku Lehmuskallio

AVEK, The Finnish Film Foundation

Born in Rauma in 1938. Graduated as


forest technician in 1963. Worked in lms
professionally since 1969.

Financing TV company:

YLE TV2 Documentaries

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Top Films in Finland 2007


All films
2007

The Simpsons Movie


Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Mr. Beans Holiday
Ratatouille
Christmas Story (local)
Shrek the Third
V2 Dead Angel (local)
Ganes (local)
Casino Royale
Die Hard 4.0
Night at the Museum
Spider-Man 3
Oceans Thirteen
The Queen
Tali-Ihantala 1944 (local)
The Bourne Ultimatum
Black Ice (local)
300
Mystery of the Wolf (local)

Premiere

Admissions
2007

27.7.2007
22.5.2007
13.7.2007
30.3.2007
19.10.2007
16.11.2007
31.8.2007
12.1.2007
28.9.2007
24.11.2006
26.6.2007
16.2.2007
4.5.2007
8.6.2007
26.1.2007
7.12.2007
17.8.2007
19.10.2007
6.4.2007
15.12.2006

415 000
362 446
362 306
307 188
261 557
242 800
240 818
193 600
169 558
158 309
134 000
130 000
128 000
121 542
112 881
110 000
95 000
94 735
80 139
68 350

Cumulative
20062007

526 930

102 268

Finnish films 2006

Premiere

Admissions 2007

Christmas Story
V2 Dead Angel
Ganes
Tali-Ihantala 1944
Black Ice
Quest for a Heart
The Matriarch
Year of the Wolf
Colorado Avenue
The Border
A Mans Job
Playing Solo
Lone Star Hotel (doc)
Family Meeting (doc)

16.11.2007
12.1.2007
28.9.2007
7.12.2007
19.10.2007
14.12.2007
14.9.2007
2.2.2007
7.9.2007
30.11.2007
23.2.2007
28.12.2007
2.3.2007
2.11.2007

242 800
193 600
171 578
120 094
94 735
65 341
57 530
56 835
54 823
52 279
48 656
31 870
6 346
1 766

Mystery of the Wolf


The Leaning Tower
Rockn Roll Never Dies

15.12.2006
20.10.2006
22.12.2006

68 350
15 724
7 105

Cumulative 20062007

102 268
80 237
9 899

Total 1 289 432

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Facts in Figures
Year

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Releases

192

177

189

184

181

Screens

342

338

336

332

330

7,7

7,7

6,9

6,1

6,7

55,0

56,4

51,8

44,9

50,3

Ticket price average ()

7,1

7,3

7,3

7,4

7,5

Per capita attendances

1,5

1,5

1,3

1,2

1,3

Finnish feature lms

10

14

18

15

16

18 %

22 %

17 %

15 %

24 %

Admissions in millions
Gross box-ofce in millions ()

Share of Finnish lms

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Finnish Feature Films 1.1.200231.12.2007


Release Date
in Helsinki

Title of Film

18.1.2002
1.2.2002
28.2.2002
1.3.2002
16.8.2002
30.8.2002
6.9.2002
20.9.2002
4.10.2002
11.10.2002
18.10.2002
8.11.2002
29.11.2002
17.1.2003
31.1.2003
14.2.2003
28.2.2003
7.3.2003
14.3.2003
29.8.2003
12.9.2003
10.10.2003
24.10.2003

Aleksis Kiven elm


Kuutamolla
Moro no Brasil
Mies vailla menneisyytt
Hengittmtt ja nauramatta
Kymmenen riivinrautaa
Menolippu Mombasaan
Umur
Kahlekuningas
Haaveiden keh
Heinhattu ja Vilttitossu
Elmn idit
Ilman tytrtni
Pahat pojat
Raid
Mosku Lajinsa viimeinen
Nousukausi
Nkymtn Elina*
Eila
Helmi ja sikoja
Sibelius
Broidit
Hymypoika

Production Company
The Life of Aleksis Kivi
Lovers & Leavers
Sound of Brazil
The Man Without a Past
Stripping
One-way Ticket to Mombasa
The Handcuff King
Blue Corner
Hayower and Quiltshoe
Mothers of Life
Without My Daughter
Bad Boys A True Story
Mosku The Last of His Kind
Upswing
Elina
Pearls and Pigs
Brothers
Young Gods

Director

Sepp Callahanin Filmimaailma Oy


Jari Halonen
MRP Matila & Rhr Productions Oy
Aku Louhimies
Magnatel TV GmbH / Marianna Films Oy
Mika Kaurismki
Sputnik Oy
Aki Kaurismki
Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Saara Saarela
Ere Kokkonen Oy
Ere Kokkonen
Cinemaker Oy
Hannu Tuomainen
Fantasialmi Oy
Kai Lehtinen
Kinoproduction Ltd.
Arto Koskinen
Dada-lmi Oy
Matti Ijs
Kinotaurus Oy
Kaisa Rastimo
Giron Filmi Oy
Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio
Tarinatalo, Dream Catcher
Aleksis Kouros & Kari Tervo
Solar Films Inc.
Aleksi Mkel
Kinoproduction Oy
Tapio Piirainen
Fantasialmi Oy
Tapio Suominen
Kinotar Oy
Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Kinoproduction Oy
Klaus Hr
Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Jarmo Lampela
Talent House
Perttu Lepp
Artista Filmi Oy
Timo Koivusalo
Kinotar Oy
Esa Illi
Helsinki -lmi Oy
J-P Siili

* Swedish-Finnish co-production

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19.12.2003
16.1.2004
13.2.2004
5.3.2004
5.3.2004
9.4.2004
23.7.2004
20.8.2004
27.8.2004
10.9.2004
17.9.2004
15.10.2004
17.12.2004
25.12.2004
14.1.2005
11.2.2005
18.2.2005
12.8.2005
26.8.2005
9.9.2005
30.9.2005
7.10.2005
21.10.2005
2.12.2005
30.12.2005
13.1.2006
20.1.2006

Vieraalla maalla
Land of Love
Levottomat 3
Addiction
Koirankynnen leikkaaja
Dog Nail Clipper
Framom frmsta linjen Etulinjan edess Beyond the Front Line
Jumalan morsian
A Bride of the Seventh Heaven
Joensuun Elli
Elli
Vares
Ystvni Henry
My Friend Henry
Juoksuhaudan tie
Trench Road
Uuno Turhapuron tarina This Is My Life
Uuno Turhapuro This Is My Life
Lapsia ja aikuisia kuinka niit tehdn? Producing Adults
Kukkia ja sidontaa
Flowers and Binding
Pelikaanimies
Pelicanman
Keisarikunta
Harbour Brothers
Paha maa
Frozen Land
Onnen varjot
Shades of Happiness
Elville ja kuolleille
For the Living and the Dead
Koti-ikv
Homesick
Game Over
Kaksipisen kotkan varjossa
Shadow of the Eagle
ideist parhain
Mother of Mine
Valo
Tytt sin olet thti
Beauty and the Bastard
Lupaus
Promise
FC Venus
Matti
Matti Hell Is for Heroes
Unna ja Nuuk
Unna and Nuuk

MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy


Ilkka Vanne
Solar Films Inc.
Minna Virtanen
Fennada-lmi Oy
Markku Plnen
ke Lindman Film-Production Oy
ke Lindman
Millennium Film Oy Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio
Helsingin Dexline Oy
Anssi Mnttri
Solar Films Inc.
Aleksi Mkel
Do Films Oy
Auli Mantila
Kinotar Oy
Veikko Aaltonen
Ere Kokkonen Oy
Ere Kokkonen
Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Aleksi Salmenper
Helsinki -lmi Oy, Kinotaurus Oy
Janne Kuusi
Lumilm Oy
Liisa Helminen
Mandart Entertainment Oy
Pekka Mandart
Solar Films Inc.
Aku Louhimies
Kinoproduction Oy
Claes Olsson
Sputnik Oy
Kari Paljakka
Making Movies Oy
Petri Kotwica
KinoFinlandia Oy
Pekka Lehto
Artista Filmi Oy
Timo Koivusalo
MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy
Klaus Hr
Periferia Productions Oy
Kaija Juurikkala
Helsinki -lmi Oy
Dome Karukoski
Fantasialmi Oy
Ilkka Vanne
Talent House
Joona Tena
Solar Films Inc.
Aleksi Mkel
Mandart Entertainment
Saara Cantell

3.2.2006
10.2.2006
17.2.2006
31.3.2006
11.8.2006
8.9.2006
15.9.2006
13.10.2006
20.10.2006
17.11.2006
15.12.2006
22.12.2006
12.1.2007
2.2.2007
23.2.2007
16.3.2007
7.9.2007
14.9.2007
28.9.2007
19.10.2007
16.11.2007
30.11.2007
7.12.2007
14.12.2007
28.12.2007

Laitakaupungin valot
Saippuaprinssi
Kummelin Jackpot
Duudsonit elokuva
Onni von Sopanen
Keisarin salaisuus
Riisuttu mies
Jadesoturi
Kalteva torni
Valkoinen kaupunki
Suden arvoitus
RocknRoll Never Dies
V2 jtynyt enkeli
Suden vuosi
Miehen ty
Uusi ihminen*
Colorado Avenue
Lieksa!
Ganes
Musta j
Joulutarina
Raja 1918
Tali-Ihantala 1944
Rllin sydn
Sooloilua

Lights in the Dusk


The Prince of Soap
Jackpot
The Dudesons Movie
The Emperors Secret
Man Exposed
Jade Warrior
The Leaning Tower
Frozen City
Mystery of the Wolf
V2 Dead Angel
Year of the Wolf
A Mans Job
The New Man
The Matriarch
Black Ice
Christmas Story
The Border
Quest for a Heart
Playing Solo

Sputnik Oy
Helsinki -lmi Oy
Jackpot Films Oy
Oy Rabbit Films Ltd.
Production House
Helsinki -lmi Oy
Lasihelmi Filmi Oy
Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Artista Filmi Oy
Solar Films Inc.
Kinoproduction Oy
Filmtotal Oy
Solar Films Oy
MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy
Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Kinoproduction Oy
Kinoproduction Oy
Suomen Filmiteollisuus Oy
Helsinki -lmi Oy
Making Movies Oy
Snapper Films Oy
Border Productions Oy
ke Lindman Film-Production Oy
MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy
MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy

Aki Kaurismki
Janne Kuusi
Pekka Karjalainen
Jarno Laasala
Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Riina Hyyti
Aku Louhimies
AJ Annila
Timo Koivusalo
Aku Louhimies
Raimo O Niemi
Juha Koiranen
Aleksi Mkel
Olli Saarela
Aleksi Salmenper
Klaus Hr
Claes Olsson
Markku Plnen
JP Siili
Petri Kotwica
Juha Wuolijoki
Lauri Trhnen
ke Lindman & Sakari Kirjavainen
Pekka Lehtosaari
Lauri Nurkse

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Film Festivals in Finland 2008


DocPoint
Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
23.27.1.2008
Fredrikinkatu 23, FI-00120 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 672 472, Fax +358 9 673 998
info@docpoint.info
www.docpoint.info
Tampere International
Short Film Festival
5.9.3.2008
Tullikamarinaukio 2, FI-33101 Tampere
Tel. +358 3 213 0034, Fax +358 3 223 0121
ofce@tamperelmfestival.
www.tamperelmfestival.
Sodankyln elokuvajuhlat
Midnight Sun Film Festival
11.15.6.2008
Jmerentie 9, FI-99600 Sodankyl
Tel. +358 16 614 524, Fax +358 16 618 646
ofce@mslmfestival.
www.mslmfestival.

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Espoo Cin International Film Festival


19.24.8.2008
PO Box 95, FI-02101 Espoo
Tel. +358 9 466 599, Fax +358 9 466 458
ofce@espoocine., www.espoocine.
Animatricks Animated Film Festival
3.7.9.2008
Vanha Talvitie 11 A, FI-00580 Helsinki
Tel. +358 50 322 2373, Fax +358 20 7749 819
palikkary@animatricks.net, www.animatricks.net
Helsinki Film Festival Love & Anarchy
18.28.9.2008
Mannerheimintie 2124, Box 889, FI-00101 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6843 5230, Fax +358 9 6843 5232
ofce@hiff., www.hiff.
Oulu International Childrens Film Festival
17.23.11.2008
Torikatu 8, FI-90100 Oulu
Tel. +358 8 881 1293, Fax +358 8 881 1290
oek@oulmcenter.inet., www.ouka/lef

International Sales Companies


Bavaria Film International
Bavarialmplatz 8, D-82031 Geiselgasteig
Tel. +49 89 6499 3179
Fax +49 89 6499 3720
info@bavaria-lm-international.de
www.bavaria-lm-international.de
Coach14
21, Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, FR-75011 Paris
Tel. +33 1 4700 1060
Fax +33 1 4700 1002
info@coach14.com
www.coach14.com
Deckert Distribution
Marienplatz 1, D-04103 Leipzig
Tel. +49 341 215 6638
Fax +49 341 215 6639
info@dekert-distribution.com
www.deckert-distribution.com

Delphis Films
225 Roy St. East, Suite 200,
Montreal, Qubec, H2W 1M5, Canada
Tel. +1 514 843 3355
Fax +1 514 843 9574
distribution@delphislms.com
www.frvmedia.com
Film Transit International
166 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel. & Fax +1 212 614 2808
www.lmstransit.com
Nordisk Film International Sales
Mosedalvej 14, DK-2500 Valby
Tel. +45 3618 8200, Fax +45 3618 9550
tine.klint@nordisklm.com.
www.sales.nordisklm.com

Telepool
Sonnenstrasse 21, D-80331 Munich
Tel. +49 89 5587 60
Fax +49 89 5587 6188
telepool@telepool.de
www.telepool.de
Wide Management
42, rue Sainte-Anne, FR-75002 Paris
Tel. +33 1 5395 0464
Fax +33 1 5395 0465
wide@widemanagement.com
www.widemanagement.com
Wild Bunch
99 rue de la Verrerie, FR-75004 Paris
Tel. +33 1 5301 5020
Fax +33 1 5301 5049
www.wildbunch.biz

SF International Sales
AB Svensk Filmindustri, SE-169 86 Stockholm
Tel. +46 8 680 3500, Fax +46 8 680 3783
international@sf.se, www.snternational.se

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Useful Addresses
Actors in Scandinavia
Tarkkampujankatu 14, FI-00150 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6840 440
Fax +358 9 6840 4422
laura@actors.
www.actors.

The Association of Finnish


Film Directors SELO ry.
PO Box 177, FI-00531 Helsinki
Mobile +358 50 539 0951
tommi.saarikivi@elisanet.
www.selo.

Animation Clinic
Finnish Animation Association
c/o Suomen Elokuvakontakti
Pohjoisranta 20 B 23, FI-00170 Helsinki
info@animaatioklinikka.
www.animaatioklinikka.

The Association of Finnish


Film Workers SET ry.
Meritullinkatu 33 A, FI-00170 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 2511 2143
Fax +358 9 2511 2191
set@teme.
www.teme./set

Anorak Agency
Korkeavuorenkatu 2 B, FI-00140 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6120 8514
Mobile +358 50 4090 070
Fax +358 9 6120 8519
sivi.uitto@anorak.
www.anorak.

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The Association of Independent


Producers in Finland SATU ry.
Fabianinkatu 4 B 14
FI-00130 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 684 0610
Fax +358 9 622 1860
satu.harkke@satu.
www.satu.

AVEK The Promotion Centre for


Audio-Visual Culture in Finland
Hietaniemenkatu 2, FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 4315 2350
Fax +358 9 4315 2377
avek@avek.kopiosto.
www.kopiosto./avek
Broadcast Text Helsinki
The all-round text & language service
in lm, TV & video
Srnisten rantatie 27 C 11,
FI-00500 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 4133 7700
Fax +358 9 4133 7730
ofce@broadcasttext.
www.broadcasttext.
The Central Organisation of
Finnish Film Producers SEK ry.
Kaisaniemenkatu 3 B 29
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6877 2311
Fax +358 9 6877 2320
lmikamari@lmikamari.
www.lmikamari.

Channel Four Finland Nelonen


PO Box 350, FI-00151 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 45 451
www.nelonen.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) / TV2


PO Box 196, FI-33101 Tampere
Tel. +358 3 345 6111
Fax +358 3 344 2280
www.yle.

Digital Film Finland Oy


Katajanokan laituri 11 B
FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6877 000
Fax +358 9 6877 0033
info@df.
www.digitallmnland.

The Finnish Chamber of Films


Kaisaniemenkatu 3 B 29, FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6877 2311
Fax +358 9 6877 2320
lmikamari@lmikamari.
www.lmikamari.

The Finnish Board of Film Classication


Jaakonkatu 5 B
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 2285 41
Fax +358 9 2285 4470
tuula.roos@vet.
www.vet.

The Finnish Cinema Exhibitors


Association SEOL ry.
Kaisaniemenkatu 3 B 29, FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6877 2311
Fax +358 9 6877 2320
lmikamari@lmikamari.
www.lmikamari.

The Finnish Broadcasting


Company (YLE) / TV1
FI-00024 Yleisradio
Tel. +358 9 14 801
Fax +358 9 1480 3215
www.yle.

The Finnish Film Archive


PO Box 177, FI-00151 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 615 400
Fax +358 9 6154 0242
sea@sea.
www.sea.

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The Finnish Film Contact


Pohjoisranta 20 B 23, FI-00170 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6129 720
Fax +358 9 6129 7210
lmcont@elokuvakontakti.
www.elokuvakontakti.

MTV3 Finland
FI-00033 MTV3
Tel. +358 9 150 01
Fax +358 9 150 707
mtv@mtv3.
www.mtv3.

The Finnish Film Distributors


Association SEL ry.
Kaisaniemenkatu 3 B 29
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6877 2311
Fax +358 9 6877 2320
lmikamari@lmikamari.
www.lmikamari.

State Committee for Cinema


Maneesikatu 7, PO Box 293
FI-00171 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 1607 7921
Fax +358 9 1607 7069
mari.karikoski@minedu.

Media Desk Finland


c/o The Finnish Film Foundation
Kanavakatu 12, FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6220 3013
Fax +358 9 6220 3070
kerstin.degerman@ses.
www.mediadesk.

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University of Art and Design Helsinki


School of Motion Picture, Television and
Production Design
Hmeentie 135 C
FI-00560 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 756 301
Fax +358 9 7563 0223
info@uiah.
www.uiah./eto

Distributors
Cinema Mondo
Unioninkatu 10 A 27, FI-00130 Helsinki
Tel. +358 201 555 804
Fax +358 201 555 805
mikas@cinemamondo.
Digital Cinema Matila & Rhr Oy
Bio Rex Distribution
Tallberginkatu 1 A / 141, FI-00180 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 5407 8243
Fax +358 9 5407 8210
tuukka.konttinen@biorex.
Finnkino Oy
Koivuvaarankuja 2, FI-01640 Vantaa
Tel. +358 9 131 191
Fax +358 9 8527 206
FS Film Oy
Urho Kekkosenkatu 46 E, 5. krs.
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 207 300 460
Fax +358 207 300 461

Future Film Oy Ab
Rantakatu 2 G 10, FI-65100 Vaasa
Tel. +358 6 3199 500
Fax +358 6 3199 555
info@futurelm.
Oy Kinoscreen Ltd.
Pohjoisranta 20 B 23, FI-00170 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 5893 8861
Fax +358 9 5893 8860
kinoscreen@jippii.
Metropol Cinema
Srkiniementie 5 C 25, FI-00210 Helsinki
Tel.+ 358 40 837 3465
Fax +358 9 684 7263
metropol.cinema@netti.
Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy
John Stenbergin ranta 2, FI-00530 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 4764 460
Fax +358 9 4764 4640

Oy Rapid Eye Movie Ltd.


Mannerheimintie 19 B 4, FI-00250 Helsinki
Tel. +358 40 7542 949
Fax +358 4544 626
Sandrew Metronome
Distribution Finland Oy
Etelesplanadi 24 A, FI-00130 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 8624 5808
Fax +358 9 8866 7710
Oy Scanbox Finland
Hiomotie 19, FI-00380 Helsinki
Tel. +358 207 811 850
Fax +358 207 811 751
saril@scanbox.com
Walt Disney Studios Finland
Kaisaniemenkatu 2 B, FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 8562 9500
Fax +358 9 8562 9550

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Festival contacts:
The Finnish Film Foundation
Kanavakatu 12
FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6220 300
Fax +358 9 6220 3050
ses@ses.
www.ses.

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AL-Filmi Oy /
Mainstream Pictures
Ruukintie 10 E
FI-07970 Ruotsinpyht
Tel. +358 500 704 316
arto.lehkamo@mainstream.inet.
www.mainstream.

Animaker Oy
Vanha Talvitie 11 A
FI-00580 Helsinki
Tel. +358 207 749 810
Fax +358 207 749 819
petteri.pasanen@anima
www.anima.

Blind Spot Pictures Oy


Hmeentie 11
FI-00530 Helsinki
Tel. +358 50 388 9479
Fax +358 9 710 061
spot@blindspot.
www.blindspot.

Alppiharjun Elokuva Oy
Viipurinkatu 16 B 22
FI-00510 Helsinki
Mob. +358 50 563 4085
Fax +358 9 148 1636
alppiharjunelokuva@jippii.
www.alppiharjunelokuva.com

Art Films production AFP Oy


Merimiehenkatu 10
FI-00150 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 4159 3640
Fax +358 9 4159 3690
info@artlms.inet.
www.artlmsproduction.com

Bonsailms Ltd. /
Elephant Films Ltd.
Pijnteentie 3941 E 15
FI-00510 Helsinki
Tel. +358 41 522 6531
anu.bonsai@gmail.com

Anima Vitae Ltd.


Vanha Talvitie 11 A
FI-00580 Helsinki
Tel. +358 207 749 810
Fax +358 207 749 819
petteri.pasanen@anima.
www.anima.

Artista Filmi Oy
PO Box 244
FI-28101 Pori
Tel. +358 2 647 7441
Fax. +358 2 647 7551
susanna@artista.
www.artistalmi.

Border Productions Oy
Urho Kekkosen katu 46 E
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 20 7300 466
Fax +358 20 7300 461
jarkko.hentula@border.

Bronson Club
Hmeentie 11
FI-00530 Helsinki
Tel. +358 40 590 9999
Fax +358 9 710 061
jesse@bronson.
www.bronson.
Cinemaker Oy
Iso Roobertinkatu 17 D
FI-00120 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 278 5060
Fax +358 9 278 5242
cinemaker@cinemaker.
www.cinemaker.
Crystal Eye Ltd.
Tallberginkatu 1 / 44
FI-00180 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 694 2308
Fax +358 9 694 7224
mail@crystaleye.
www.crystaleye.

Dada-Filmi Oy
3. Linja 5
FI-00530 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 774 4780
Fax +358 9 730 734
kari.sara@fennada-lmi.
Do Films Oy
Hiihtomentie 34
FI-00800 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6874 4980
Fax +358 9 6874 4981
info@dolms.
www.dolms.
Ere Kokkonen Oy
Viertolantie 7 B
FI-01800 Klaukkala
Tel. +358 400 416 730
Fax +358 9 879 2371
annamaija@erekokkonen.inet.

Fantasialmi Oy
Tallberginkatu 1 A 141
FI-00180 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 540 7850
Fax. +358 9 540 78530
nina.koljonen@fantasialm.com
www.fantasialm.com

Filmiryhm Oy
Vykatu 8
FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 171 055
Fax +358 9 662 602
virke.lehtinen@lmiryhma.
www.lmiryhma.

Fennada-lmi Oy
Kolmas linja 5
FI-00530 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 774 4780
Fax +358 9 730 734
kari.sara@fennada-lmi.

Filmitakomo Oy
Merimiehenkatu 10
FI-00150 Helsinki
Tel. + 358 9 4159 3620
Fax + 358 9 4159 3690
Mobile + 358 50 563 7980
lmitakomo@luukku.com

Filmi-Molle Oy
Jalasjoentie 245
FI-31960 Orisuo
Tel. +358 2 767 6850

Filmtotal Oy
Pursimiehenkatu 21
FI-00150 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 2486 1880
Fax +358 9 2486 1881
sindexsin@gmail.com

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Festival contacts:
The Finnish Film Foundation
Kanavakatu 12
FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6220 300
Fax +358 9 6220 3050
ses@ses.
www.ses.

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FS Film Oy
Urho Kekkosenkatu 46 E
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 207 300 460
Fax +358 207 300 461
matti.halonen@fs-lm.

Hakalax Productions Oy
Topeliuksenkatu 3b 9A
FI-00260 Helsinki
Tel. +358 400 423 364
hakalax@hakalaxproductions.com
www.hakalaxproductions.com

Giron-lmi Oy
Vanha viertotie 6 B 12
FI-00350 Helsinki
Tel. +358 50 529 2317

Helsinki -lmi Oy
Vanha Talvitie 11 A
FI-00580 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 7740 300
Fax +358 9 7740 3060
aleksi.bardy@helsinkilmi.
www.helsinkilmi.

IXL Pictures Ltd.


Box 432
FI-65101 Vasa
Tel. +358 50 355 6693
Fax +358 6 317 8738
svarvar@sveng.com

Illume Ltd.
Palkkatilankatu 7
FI-00240 Helsinki
Tel. / Fax +358 9 148 1489
illume@illume.
www.illume.

Jackpot Films Oy
Valumallinpolku 11
FI-33100 Tampere
Tel. +358 3 223 4210
Fax +358 3 223 4256
timo.kahilainen@saunalahti.

Guerilla Films Ltd.


Kiuastie 7 B
FI-02770 Espoo
Tel. +358 40 506 2675 &
+358 9 881 3224
gerillalmi@hotmail.com
www.guerillalms.

Ilokuva Naukkarinen & Co


Palotie 23 B
FI-02760 Espoo
Tel. +358 9 855 4860
Fax +358 9 881 3592
ilokuva@ilokuva.
www.ilokuva.

Juonilmi Oy
Urho Kekkosenkatu 46 A
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 20 7300 466
Fax +358 20 7300 461
jarkko.hentula@juonilmi.
www.juonilmi.

Kinoproduction Oy
Pasilan vanhat veturitallit
FI-00520 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6850 460
Fax. +358 9 6850 4610
kino@kinoproduction.
www.kinoproduction.

Klaf Productions Ltd.


Nahkatehtaankatu 2
FI-90100 Oulu
Tel. +358 8 8811 623
Fax +358 8 8811 624
klaf@klaf.com
www.klaf.com

Lumilm Oy
Srnisten rantatie 27 C 5
FI-00500 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 622 5882
Fax +358 9 622 5886
lumilm@lumilm.
www.lumilm.

J.W. Documentaries Oy
Kapteeninkatu 8 F 12
FI-00140 Helsinki
Tel. +358 500 615 345
Fax +358 9 6873 1910
websters@dlc.

Kinotar Oy
Vuorikatu 16 A 9
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 135 1864
Fax +358 9 135 7864
kinotar@kinotar.com
www.kinotar.com

Kroma Productions Ltd.


Magnusborg studios
FI-06100 Porvoo
Tel. +358 19 5348 015
Fax +358 19 5348 016
kroma@magnusborg.
www.kromaproductions.net

Making Movies Oy
Linnankatu 7
FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 621 3828
Fax +358 9 6842 7870
mamo@mamo.
www.mamo.

Kiti Luostarinen Production Ky


Nastolantie 36 A
FI-00600 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 792 648
kiti.luostarinen@kolumbus.

Lasihelmi Filmi Oy
Hankaintie 17
FI-06100 Porvoo
Tel.+358 9 7742 830
Fax + 358 9 7742 8350
konttori@lasihelmi.
www.lasihelmi.

Marianna Films Oy
Punavuorenkatu 5 A 2
FI-00120 Helsinki
Tel./Fax +358 9 622 1614
mariannalms@gmx.net

Katharsis Films Oy
Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 37 B 31
FI-00260 Helsinki
Tel. +358 40 7257 707
Fax +358 9 3422 121
hiltunen@kaapeli.
www.ka.

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Festival contacts:
The Finnish Film Foundation
Kanavakatu 12
FI-00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6220 300
Fax +358 9 6220 3050
ses@ses.
www.ses.

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Millennium Film Ltd.


Koskikartanontie 12
FI-75530 Nurmes
Tel. +358 13 511 0100
Fax +358 13 511 0111
millennium@millenniumlm.
www.millennium.

Nordisk Film & TV Oy


Tehtaankatu 2729 D, 3. krs.
FI-00150 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6689 990
Fax +358 9 6689 9996
antti.vaisanen@nordisklm.com
www.nordisklmtv.

Mokul Filmi Oy
Porkonjrventie 49
FI-68320 Ruotsalo
Tel. +358 50 559 3864
heikki@mokullmi.com

Periferia Productions Oy
Santerinkuja 5
FI-90420 Oulu
Tel. +358 40 541 2922
Fax +358 8 650 130
outi.rousu@periferiaproductions.
www.periferiaproductions.

MRP Matila Rhr Productions Oy


Tallberginkatu 1 A / 141
FI-00180 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 5407 820
Fax. +358 9 5407 8210
mrp@matilarohr.com
www.matilarohr.com

Petlms Oy
Pitjnmen asema
FI-00370 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 5617 800
Fax +358 9 5617 8010
petlms@petlms.
www.petlms.

Pettulmi Oy
Liisankatu 27 F 16
FI-00170 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 135 5533
tahvo.hirvonen@kolumbus.
Production House Finland Oy
Hylmntie 18 A
FI-00380 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 2293 260
Fax +358 9 2293 2665
info@productionhouse.
www.productionhouse.
RT Documentaries Oy
Runeberginkatu 28 B 11
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 445 049
Fax +358 9 490 692
rtd@saunalahti.

Sepp Callahanin
Filmimaailma Oy
Telakkakatu 2
FI-00150 Helsinki
Tel./Fax +358 9 278 4078
jari.halonen@nic.
Silva Mysterium Oy
Pulttitie 16
FI-00880 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 7594 720
Fax +358 9 7594 7240
mika.ritalahti@silvamysterium.
www.silvamysterium.
Snapper Films Oy
World Trade Center Helsinki
Aleksanterinkatu 17, PL 800
FI-00101 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6969 3560
Fax +358 9 6969 3569
juha.wuolijoki@snapperlms.com
www.snapperlms.com

Solar Films Inc.


Veneentekijntie 20
FI-00210 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 4174 4700
Fax +358 9 4174 4744
markus.selin@solarlms.com
www.solarlms.com
Sputnik Oy
Museokatu 13 A
FI-00100 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6877 100
Fax +358 9 6877 1010
sputnik@sputnik.
www.orimattila./kirjasto/
kaurismaki
Stormheart Oy Ltd.
Puhurinpolku 1 A
FI-02120 Espoo
Tel. +358 40 416 7729
Fax +358 9 460 510
info@stormheart.

Suomen Filmiteollisuus Oy
Olli Tiaisentie 9
FI-80790 Kontioranta
Tel. +358 40 7633 708
www.suomenlmiteollisuus.
Talent House
Tallberginkatu 1 A 141
FI-00180 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 5407 8233
Fax +358 9 5407 8210
mikko.tenhunen@
matilarohr.com

Wide Mind Productions Oy


Punavuorenkatu 5 A 2
FI-00120 Helsinki
Tel. +358 40 5622 044
Fax +358 9 622 1614
info@widemind.
www.widemind.
ke Lindman Film-Production Oy
PO Box 186
FI-00211 Helsinki
Tel. +358 45 112 0880
info@lindmanlm.

Timeless Films Lepola & Molin


Aurinkokuja 9
FI-33420 Tampere
Tel. +358 3 4108 8089
Fax +358 3 4108 8081
tf@timelesslms.com
www.timelesslms.com

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Back cover: 8 Days to Premiere by Perttu Lepp, The Matriarch by Markku Plnen, Stormheart by Kaisa Rastimo,
Three in Love by Peter Lindholm, She-Wolf by Aku Louhimies, Dark Floors The Lordi Motion Picture by Pete Riski,
Christmas Story by Juha Wuolijoki, Niko & The Way to the Stars by Kari Juusonen & Michael Hegner
Page 1: Three in Love by Peter Lindholm

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Editor: Satu Elo | Translations / Editing: Aretta Vhl(features) / Broadcast Text (documentaries) |
Layout: Maikki Rantala, Praxis Oy | Printed by: Erikoispaino Oy, Helsinki, 2008 | ISSN 1796-0738

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Inside cover, front: The Home of Dark Butteries by Dome Karukoski | Inside cover, back: Dark Floors The Lordi Motion Picture by Pete Riski

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