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!

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World Cinema Dramatic Competition

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.

Also selected to Berlinale’s Generation 14plus

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World Cinema documentary Competition

The Mission

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.

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Midnigt

Hatching

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.

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Minority co-production

World Cinema Documentary Competition

A House Made of Splinters

By Simon Lereng Wilmont
Finnish co-producer: Sami Jahnukainen/Donkey Hotel

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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:

Film in Finland

Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Cinema, 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.

Onerva Pictures

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