Meet the Finns at Berlinale & European Film Market 2022

Here you can learn about the Finnish films, projects and filmmakers taking part in Berlinale and the European Film Market in 2022. 

And most importantly, discover the latest and upcoming Finnish films!

Finnish film catalogue

Meet us online

Like everyone else, we were really hoping to meet you in person at the Gropius Bau. But times being what they are, let us greet each other online! Send us a message if you’d like to discuss Finnish films for your festival, have ideas for cooperation, or are interested in the Finnish film industry.

Head of International Jaana Puskala will be in town February 11–15 and International Promotion Coordinator Jenni Domingo February 13–15.

Contacts

To book a Zoom meeting with Jenni Domingo, go to

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In Berlinale 2022

In Generation 14plus

Girl Picture

By Alli Haapasalo

Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö want to live adventurous lives, loaded with experiences and passion. Emma on the contrary has given her whole life to figure skating. But when the girls meet, life opens whole new paths, and they all rocket in new directions.

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In Forum Expanded

My Home

By Azar Saiyar

Fragmented memories of childhood and adulthood blend together in a song that an unknown narrator is humming.

More about the work

In European Film Market

Market Screenings

70 Is Just a Number

DIRECTOR: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Dionysos Films
SALES: Picture Tree International

Seija Kuula, a legendary singer, soon-to-be 70, is trying to cope with her career and age. Seija falls in love with Lauri (47) but it’s complicated: Lauri wants children. When Seija’s stylist and closest friend Shanella (43) suffers from a bad baby fever, Seija creates a masterplan to make everybody happy, only to realize that one cannot play with love.

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The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

DIRECTOR: Teemu Nikki
PRODUCTION COMPANY: It’s Alive Films
SALES: Intramovies

Everybody needs love. Including Jaakko, who is tied to his wheelchair. Jaakko’s love is Sirpa. They have never met in real life, but on the phone, they meet every day. Sirpa gets terrible news about her health, and Jaakko decides to go to her immediately. It is not the easiest decision because Jaakko is blind and paralyzed to his chest. During his journey, he’s losing his faith and trust in humanity, gets it back and finally gets to his love.

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The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

The Gravedigger’s Wife

DIRECTOR: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bufo
SALES: Orange

Middle-aged Guled, a struggling gravedigger living in the slums of Djibouti City, is working hard to make ends meet. His 13-year-old runaway son Mahad lives on the streets with other homeless children, and his beloved wife Nasra, who suffers from a chronic kidney disease, desperately needs a transplant. In order to save Nasra’s life, Guled and Mahad have two weeks to come up with the money.

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Just Animals

DIRECTORS: Vesa Kuosmanen, Saila Kivelä
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Tuffi Films
SALES: The Yellow Affair

More than ten years ago Saila confessed openly that she was one of the activists who had secretly filmed animal farms. She spent three years of her youth in a legal battle. Saila’s sister Mai chose a different path, politics. Saila doesn’t want to witness the animals’ suffering anymore. She needs to save herself, and find out what kind of an activist and person she really is.

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The Mission

DIRECTOR: Tania Anderson
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Danish Bear Productions
SALES: Autlook Filmsales

Four American teenagers have received a mission from God that takes them from the safety of their remote religion-filled bubbles to the other side of the planet. In the frozen lands of Finland, these impassioned teens confront local Finns, Europe’s most non-religious and private people, and attempt to convert them to their faith, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While most return home as triumphant survivors and heroes, for some the mission is too heavy a load to bear.

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Omerta 6/12

DIRECTOR: Aku Louhimies
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cinematic Productions Inc
SALES: REinvent Studios

Finland’s Independence Day celebration on December 6 is crudely interrupted by an attack on the Presidential Residence. A set of distinguished guests are taken as hostages. Security service officer Max Tanner is set as the negotiator of the hostage crisis. Tanner must make bold and even painful decisions to figure out who is behind the attack. After all, there are not only human lives to protect – but the future of Europe as a whole.

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The Twin

DIRECTOR: Taneli Mustonen
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Don Films
SALES: Film Constellation

In the aftermath of a tragic accident, Rachel and her husband Anthony decide to move to the other side of the world to focus on their surviving twin son Elliot. What begins as a time of healing and isolation in the Scandinavian countryside turns into a desperate battle for the very soul of their son as an entity claiming to be his dead twin brother takes over Elliot.

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Vinski and the Invisibility Powder

DIRECTOR: Juha Wuolijoki
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Snapper Films
SALES: Attraction Distribution

10-year-old Vinski feels like an outsider and invisible among his age-mates, and even with his single mother Krista. Vinski meets a mysterious pharmacist who gives him a bottle of magical powder. A powder, that allows you to become invisible for real and walk through walls. It is fantastic to have the powers of a super hero, but soon a group of crooks becomes interested in the secret of invisibility as well.

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The Wait

DIRECTOR: Aku Louhimies
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Backmann & Hoderoff
SALES: Wide

The Wait is a story about a woman undergoing an emotional battle between sense and passion. The universal themes of love, honesty and longing come to play on a secluded island in the Finnish archipelago isolated from the world afflicted by a pandemic.

Drama series

My Husband’s Wife

DIRECTOR: Inari Niemi
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Lucy Loves
SALES: Studio Hamburg Enterprises

When a successful businessman is rushed to hospital after suffering a massive stroke, a decades-long double life is revealed: two women appear at his bedside claiming to be his wife and the mother of his child.

Drama series

Next of Kin

DIRECTOR: Akseli Tuomivaara
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bufo
SALES: A+E Networks International

Liv’s secluded life is threatened when her DNA sample is stolen from a biobank. Together with Volf, a cyber security agent, Liv discovers that she is either the greatest hope or danger to humanity.

Berlinale Co-Production Market

Co-Pro Series 2022

Spin Control

HEAD WRITER: Kaisa Pylkkänen
DIRECTOR: Alli Haapasalo (pictured)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Tuffi Films

A thriller on globalisation and political power during the age of social media, clickbaits and fake news.

Fiction Toolbox Programme

Participant

Jelica Jerinic

PROJECT: Hundredth Bride
SELECTED BY Academy of Moving People and Images – AMPI

Jelica Jerinic

Berlinale Talents 2022

Timo Wright

Director, producer

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