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  • first feature ,
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Expected 2022

The Woodcutter’s Story

Metsurin tarina


An open-pit mine is unearthed in an idyllic town in Northern Finland. A strange chain of dreadful events affect the life of Pepe, a kind and optimistic woodcutter. But no matter what happens, Pepe seems to be fine with it, as if he holds a secret of existence that is hard to grasp.

DIRECTOR: Mikko Myllylahti
SCRIPT: Mikko Myllylahti
PRODUCER: Jussi Rantamäki


Mikko Myllylahti

is a writer and filmmaker (b.1980) from Tornio, a small bordertown of Northern Finland. Currently he lives in Karkkila. He studied screenwriting and fiction directing at the ELO Helsinki Film School (Aalto University) and received a Master of Arts Degree in 2012. Myllylahti's short film Tiger (2018) premiered in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and the following year his script for his first feature film The Woodcutter's Story won their Next Step Award. Myllylahti is also the other screenwriter for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016), winner of Prix Un Certain Regard.

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