Meet the Finns in Sundance 2022
This year, we have our biggest year in Sundance yet: two feature films, one documentary and one minority co-production in the program! Girl Picture is the first Finnish film to be selected in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
We are especially proud that three of the films are directed by women, Hatching being also a debut feature. Don’t miss these gems!
Questions about Finnish films?
Our International Department is here to help:
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
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.
Also selected to Berlinale’s Generation 14plus
World Cinema documentary Competition
By Tania Anderson
Four American teenagers are on a mission from God in Finland, one of Europe’s most secular countries. As they struggle with missing their families and daily rejection, these young “Saints” are pushed beyond their limits, falling deeper into their faith.
By Hanna Bergholm
A young gymnast girl Tinja, who tries desperately to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family life. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg, hides it and she keeps it warm. And when it hatches, what emerges is beyond belief.
World Cinema Documentary Competition
A House Made of Splinters
By Simon Lereng Wilmont
Finnish co-producer: Sami Jahnukainen/Donkey Hotel
More Finnish talent in Sundance
Dual, directed by Riley Stearns and selected to the US Dramatic Competition, was filmed fully in the city of Tampere. Read more about what Finland has to offer for productions:
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power, by Nina Menkes, will screen in the Premieres section of the festival. The film’s creative producer is Inka Rusi and one of the line producers is Tanja Rusi, both from Onerva Pictures.