2019 | 12 min
  • comedy ,
  • drama ,
  • LGBTIQ+ ,
  • Short films

Are You Hungry?

Onko sulla nälkä?

Details

A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.

World premiere:
Toronto International Film Festival 2019

DIRECTOR: Teemu Niukkanen
SCREENWRITER: Antti Toivonen
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Aarne Tapola
EDITING: Joona Louhivuori
SOUND EDITOR: Pontus Borg
CAST: Pirjo Lonka, Matvei German, Tommi Korpela, Sanna-Kaisa Palo
PRODUCER: Daniel Kuitunen
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Komeetta
SALES: New Europe Film Sales

Directors

Teemu Niukkanen

(b. 1978) is an awarded director living in Helsinki, Finland. Niukkanen started his career writing and directing online scetch comedy series. Later he directed dozens of music videos, couple of hundred commercial films, three TV comedy shows and the short film Fucking Bunnies which premiered in Sundance. Niukkanen is said to be ”the master of lame.”

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