National Competition 4 

Arr. For a Scene

Arr. for a Scene is a documentary of two Foley artists while they are producing sounds for one of the most famous film scene in the film history. This performance is documented on 35 mm film. The film examines the way sounds are constructed for the use of cinema and what happens when the structures of a film are dismantled into parts.

Director: Jonna Kina
Starring: Gilles Marsalet, Élodie Fiat
Production: Jonna Kina
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 5 min
Screenplay: Jonna Kina
Cinematography: Ville Piippo
Editing: Jonna Kina
Sound: Maxence Dussere
Belle de Jour

A symphatic portrayal of an 82-year-old Sisko’s experience in elderly people’s daytime folk dance event at the Kinapori service center in Helsinki. Sisko prepares herself for the important moment at her small studio apartment. Will Sisko find a genuine encounter; will anyone come ask her for a dance?

Director: Milja Härkönen
Production: Jenni Ripatti / ELO Film School Finland
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Cinematography: Iris Kärkkäinen
Editing: Sofia Bonds
Sound: Tatu Viitanen

Iiris is an eight-year-old girl who desperately seeks her mother’s attention. Her single mother Saara, a supermarket cashier struggling to make ends meet, has other worries; she is pregnant by a man she just met, Mikko. Also, Saara’s close sister Eeva has cancer. One day Mikko brings fish for Saara and Iiris. Iiris decides to save a struggling perch fingerling. Iiris’s unwavering faith in the survival of the fish finally force Saara to open her eyes and realize that perhaps not all is hopeless.

Director: Reetta Aalto
Starring: Etna Vitkala, Marjaana Kuusniemi-Korhonen, Otto Kanerva, Eeva Kiiskinen
Production: Pasi Hakkio / Pohjola-filmi
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 16 min
Screenplay: Marianna Laiho
Cinematography: Marita Hällfors
Editing: Ville Hakonen
Sound: Mika Niinimaa
Music: Salla Luhtala
Art direction: Salla Lehtikangas
Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day Gift tells a story about Jaana and her daughter Liisa who died in a traffic accident at the age of 16. The film deals with the mother’s grief as well as events before and after the death. At an early age the sensitive and peculiar girl said she received signs, some sorts of premonitions about things to come. Jaana was amused by this until Liisa had a premonition that she would die young. Jaana was left to wonder: how could she ever survive if that became reality?

Director: Otto Heikola, Anniina Kauttonen
Production: Valtteri Munkki / Side Stories
Country: Finland
Year: 2018
Duration: 19 min
Screenplay: Anniina Kauttonen, Otto Heikola
Cinematography: Otto Heikola
Editing: Anniina Kauttonen, Otto Heikola
Sound: Mikko Heino
Some ways to get rid of a body

In the afterglow of his own bachelor party, a young man spots a woman laying face down in a desolate alley. The woman grabs him by the ankle, demanding him to take her with him, and reluctantly he does. The man carries the lifeless woman trough autumn, winter and spring, trying to hide her.

Director: Hannes Renvall, Ria Bäckström
Starring: Myrsky Rönkä, Sinikka Strömmer
Production: Otso Kinanen, Mira Merinen, Hannes Renvall / Turku Arts Academy
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 22 min
Screenplay: Hannes Renvall, Ria Bäckström
Cinematography: Pia Vainio
Editing: Johanna Viren
Sound: Janne Helenius
Music: Laura Naukkarinen / Lau Nau
Art direction: Minna Ihalainen
The Moonshiners

Re-imagined version of the now lost first Finnish film. Two siblings inherit all the essentials for a good life: moonshine equipment and a pig. As they embark on their journey, business is good until a card shark arrives.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Starring: Juha Hurme, Jaana Paananen, Jarkko Lahti, Tomi Alatalo, Aku-Petteri Pahkamäki
Production: Otto Kylmälä / Otso Film
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
Screenplay: Juho Kuosmanen
Cinematography: J-P Passi
Editing: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound: Heikki Rossi
Music: Ykspihlajan kino-orkesteri