”Adark psychothriller mixing S&M mind games with American genre elements, The Prodigal Son is a real original that bites like a coiled rattlesnake. Fests are likely to snap up this Scandi-bauble for late-night slots and, with careful handling, it could beat out some cult business on the art-house circuit. --- Central character is tough ex-con Esa (Hannu Kivioja), who by chance takes on paid jobs as a bruiser when he can’t find regular employment. At first he just beats up street thugs; as word spreads, he starts taking private clients who enjoy the experience.
1 h 38 min
1 h 40 min
A film about two sex addicts. About a woman, who knew how to say yes. About a man, who didn´t know how to say no.
1 h 48 min
A tragicomedy about an 11-year old boy whose parents die in a car accident. The boy refuses to mourn; instead, he gets to know adults with deceitful lives. The boy changes all of their destinies and ends up with a new but different kind of family.
1 h 34 min
Elsa, a middle-aged milliner and part-time clairvoyant, runs the smartest little hat-shop in the heart of Helsinki, 1962. She has total control of her life until the man she once loved and lost suddenly reappears. Jan is in town to perform at the Festival with his Czech jazz band. For more than two decades Elsa has believed the man to be dead. Initially, Elsa wants to stay away from Jan but he is persistent, persuasive and charming.
1 h 43 min
Rousku works as a warehouseman at a paint shop. His freedom is threatened by a relationship with Karita, the sales girl. Rousku wants to keep the woman at an arm’s length, but Karita has decided otherwise. Special programme If you hate your job, is it okay to steal from your employer? Why do young members of the Finnish National Coalition Party love the character of the business owner played by Esko Salminen? Can a film about social themes be funny? Director Taru Mäkelä will be present.
1 h 40 min
2 h 8 min
Antero Rousku works as a warehouseman at a paint shop. His work is of the raw muscle kind, where shades of paint are mixed and renovation materials carried from one place to another, in order to earn one´s daily bread. Rousku, however, is not content with mere bread. Instead, he sells his employer´s ware past the official bookkeeping to Jylhäkorpi, who frequents the shop. Jylhäkorpi is a devout and outspoken communist given to unscrupulous stealing in spite of his ideology, or perhaps because of it.
1 h 37 min
A satirical portrayal of a reunion of three brothers with their father. Ivar (51, writer), Mitja (49, film producer), and Torsti (51, caretaker) are brothers, who have a mutual father, Paavo (70), but they all have different mothers. They haven´t seen each other for a long time, but meet now at their father´s 70th birthday. They start talking over their relationships revealing some painful memories of their past and unpleasant truths about their father, who they all blame for the failures in their lives.
1 h 30 min
Cast: Vesa-Matti Loiri, Lily Loiri, Jenni Loiri, Joonas Loiri, Stina Toljander, Hannele Lauri, Lenita Airisto, Marita Hakala, Esko Salminen, Kalle Holmberg
1 h 49 min
A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself. Dubbed in Finnish!
1 h 25 min