Finnish films in Cannes 2021

Image: Compartment no. 6, photo by Sami Kuokkanen / Aamu Film Company

Meet us in Cannes!

The Scandinavian Terrace is once again open during Marché du Film. Our team will take utmost care to provide a safe space for meetings. Jaana Puskala, our Head of International, is in town and you can send her an email to book meetings.

Jaana Puskala

Head of International Department

• managing international promotion
• project support for international promotion: feature films

+ 358 9 6220 3026

Or book a meeting online

You can also set up an online meeting with our International team to discuss Finnish films and how we can help your festival find the films you need.


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In Competition

Compartment no. 6

Original title: Hytti nro 6
Directed by Juho Kuosmanen
Produced by Film Company Aamu
International sales: Totem Films

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a rough Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment no. 6 to face the truth about their own loneliness and yearning for human connection.

Film in catalogueScreening schedule

In Semaine de la Critique

The Gravedigger’s Wife

Original title: Guled & Nasra
Directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
Produced by Bufo
International sales: Orange Studio

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 , and his beloved wife Nasra desperately needs a kidney transplant. In order to save Nasra’s life, Guled and Mahad have two weeks to come up with the money. 

Film in catalogueScreening schedule

In special screenings / Cinema for the Climate

Invisible Demons

Directed by Rahul Jain
Produced by Toinen katse
Sales: Participant & MK2

Set in the most polluted city in the world, Delhi, the documentary film follows a year from the painful heat of the spring to autumn when schools and the airport need to close due to air pollution. Through the experiences of ordinary citizens, filmmaker Rahul Jain depicts the dramatic effects of the financial growth, pollution and climate change have had to the city and its inhabitants.

Screening schedule

Minority co-production in Un Certain Regard

The Innocents

Directed by Eskil Vogt
Finnish co-production company: Bufo
International sales: Protagonist Pictures

Screening times

Marché du Film: Short Film Corner

A selection from the Finnish Film Foundation

The Landing

A children’s animation by Kaisa Penttilä

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Mad from the Sun

A short drama by Anna Äärelä

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Two Girls and a Boat

A short comedy by Aleksi Delikouras

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Marché du Film: Frontieres

Frontieres projects

Buyers Showcase

The Twin

Directed by Taneli Mustonen
Produced by Aleksi Hyvärinen / Don Films

In the aftermath of a tragic accident which claimed the life of their one twin son, a family sets out to rebuild their lives in the quiet Scandinavian countryside — only to soon find out that some secrets are so evil, they need to be buried twice…

Buyers Showcase

The Creeps

Directed by Marko Mäkilaakso
Produced by Miika J. Norvanto & Timo Puustinen / Black Lion Pictures

Young American student Zach has arrived to the epic vistas of Vuokatti Ski Resort in Finland with his best friend Joe. They are getting ready for Zach’s 17th Birthday celebration at the MonsterFest held in the resort. But unfortunately some uninvited guests are about to crash the party! The Creeps are coming to destroy your Holiday season!

Marché du Film: Pre-Cannes Screenings

June 21–25, 2021

Marché du Film

Any Day Now

Directed by Hamy Ramezan
International sales: New Europe Film Sales

International premiere in Berlinale’s Generation

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Sihja, the Rebel Fairy

Directed by Marja Pyykkö
International sales: Dutch Features Global Entertainment

International premiere in BUFF Malmö

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Gracious Night

By Mika Kaurismäki
International sales: Yellow Affair

World premiere in Competition in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Festival & awards news