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Finntastic! Short Films

Finntastic! Short Films

Finntastic! Short Films

91 min

Finntastic! New Films from Finland | September 8-10

The Finntastic! film series showcases the exciting vision and new work by prize-winning female directors from Finland. Finntastic! is curated by MSPIFF programmer Alissa Simon in collaboration with the Finnish Film Foundation.

Saturday, September 9 at 3:30 PM | Presenting a program of six recent short films, all directed by women and selected by Otto Suuronen, Finnish Film Foundation.

About the Films

The Match (Matchen)
Finland | Directed by Pia Andell | 2018 | 16 min | Finnish | Fiction

Two women on a tennis court: one is desperate to win, and the other is afraid of competing. Will breathing exercises be of any help?

Rabobesto – Or, How I Saved a Monster (Kuinka Käänsin Rabobeston Kykiasentoon)
Finland | Directed by Mari Mantela | 2022 | 15 min | Finnish | Fiction

On the eve of her wedding, a young woman journeys into the night to find out why she has lost her heartbeat and turned to gold.

Goodbye, Tornio (Hei Hei Tornio)
Finland | Directed by Emilia Hernesniemi | 2021 | 15 min | Finnish | Documentary

In this nonfiction coming-of-age story, a young girl in a small town has many tearful goodbyes with family and friends before graduating and moving to a distant big city.

Super Comfort
Finland | Directed by Kirsikka Saari | 2018 | 15 min | Finnish | Fiction

Taina is preparing a perfect weekend with the family, since her son Eetu is visiting with his girlfriend. But the more Taina tries to entertain everyone, the less comfortable they feel.

Birds in the Earth (EatnanvuloŠ Lottit – Maan Sisällä Linnut)
Finland | Directed by Marja Helander | 2017 | 11 min | Performance

Sisters dance ballet through the land of the Sámi people in this whimsical and disarming commentary on indigenous sovereignty and land ownership.

Two Bodies on a Beach (Kaksi Ruumista Rannalla)
Finland | Directed by Anna Paavilainen | 2019 | 20 min | Finnish, English | Fiction

A woman wakes up on a beach wrapped in plastic. “Not again,” she sighs. She decides to find out who is behind it and persuades a misfortunate older woman to accompany her on her quest.

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Film Details

Program: Finntastic! New Films From Finland
Runtime: 91 min
Country/Region: Finland
Language: Finnish
Tags: Documentary, Drama, Performance, Shorts, Women Directors