In a waterless world of the future, Noria becomes the village’s Tea Master following the traditions of her deceased father and inheriting a secret truth that has been hidden for a long time. The young woman must wield her quiet strength as a compass along a dangerous journey for her people's survival.
DIRECTOR: Saara Saarela SCREENWRITER: Ilja Rautsi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kjell Lagerroos PRODUCTION DESIGN: Otso Linnalaakso COSTUMER DESIGN: Tiina Kaukanen MAKE-UP DESIGN: Kaire Hendrikson EDITING: Jussi Rautaniemi F.C.E. SOUND DESIGN: Andreas Hildebrandt MUSIC: Volker Bertelmann CAST: Saga Sarkola, Mimosa Willamo, Lauri Tilkanen, Pekka Strang, Minna Haapkylä CO-PRODUCERS: Reinhard Brundig & Nina Frese / Pandora Film, Ivo Felt / Allfilm, Maria Ekerhovd / Mer Film PRODUCERS: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bufo SALES: The Match Factory
Saara Saarela is a Finnish filmmaker, known for films such as Twisted Roots (2009) and Stripping (2002). Since 2018, she has been the associate professor of directing at Aalto University.