Immigrants don’t stay young forever. Two friends in Finland, Ugandan Justine and Sudanese Sisto, face a second culture shock caused by retirement: loneliness, ambivalence between longing to return to old country and wanting to stay close to children, disappointment at their children no longer following old traditions. Both try to find a balance to their lives.
We’ve all dreamed about making it big. About doing something that sets us apart and makes an indelible claim about who we are. Gunnar Ryan Wiik is a dreamer. But what makes him stand out is that he is seemingly willing to do anything to make his dreams come through. Yet somehow his dreams never see the light of day. But that is all about to change – or is it?
Aida, a child on the autism spectrum, decides to fix the society’s structures that hinder her studies with the help of her caregiver mother Johanna. The determined child challenges the existing norms to advance acceptance and equality. Political influencing takes time and energy. Can the daughter-mother-duo change the society that only offers sympathy?
The documentary film Like Father Like Son is a portrait to a relationship of a father and a son where their small home is the epicenter of everything. Their home is a place where they fix their moped as well as brush their teeth. The protagonists’ relationship shifts between seeking for closeness, understanding and acceptance as the 16-year-old son steps closer to adolescence and adulthood. The yearning for a close one varies throughout the film, but it is still present in every moment and places the protagonists in dramatic situations.
Bona Fide, a true crime documentary series, tells the improbable story of Jouni Ranta and Veli Seppä, a card cheat turned art dealer and a welder with a God-given gift for painting. With Veli’s talent and Jouni’s knack for selling the two begin unloading forgeries to the booming art markets – a venture that lasts for three decades. Veli’s forgeries of Finnish masterpieces are so good that even the best experts of art museums and galleries are not able to call them out.