Hayflower starts her summer holiday on a badminton camp which is ruined by Cynthia, a runaway chicken. Quiltshoe makes a new friend, Anita, who, to everyone’s surprise, turns out to be a chicken. Under the leadership of constables Bellybutton and Goggleclock, a big chicken hunt is launched.
Teenage brothers Alex and Robin are intertwined, symbiotic, as if magnetically bound to one another. That is, until Alex falls in love with Ines. His newfound infatuation shatters their protective symbiosis, sending Robin into freefall. When Robin gets convicted for a felony, Alex blames himself for naively letting his first love distract him from his responsibility for his brother, and pours all his efforts into saving Robin. But can you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved? And is it, deep down, what Alex truly wants?
In 2064, the world is on the verge of destruction. The UN has developed a form of time travel: a person’s memories and personality can be transmitted to the past, to who they were at the moment of conception. Henrik, brilliant but narcissistic physicist is chosen for a mission so he can publish his blueprint of a fusion reactor that can prevent climate change from ever happening. But something goes wrong, and Henrik is born in the wrong body and has to learn humility while living his new life as a boy he used to torment as a child.
After a near death experience Lulu ends up at the hospital and from that moment, everything changes in Lulu’s life. Lulu has a feeling that someone or something is after her. At school Lulu bumps into the infamous yet strangely captivating Mads. According to himself, Mads can see dead people including a girl attached to Lulu. A so-called bonded phantom. But does the girl really exist – and if yes, what does she want?
Siiri, a hardworking millennial, wants to be successful in her job as the advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs. She craves a promotion. Siiri’s job takes her and the hard-to-handle minister, an unpredictable eccentric boss lady, to a big tango festival in a small Finnish town. Siiri’s father Petri, a former tango artist and an overly optimistic middle-aged man, wants to make himself useful to Siiri while trying to hide the fact that he himself is homeless, bankrupt and finally at his wits end.
Over the course of one summer weekend both Siiri’s and Petri’s facade comes tumbling down but the tango keeps going on in the sweet Finnish summer night.
Butterflies is the second feature by director Jenni Toivoniemi, an award-winning director and scriptwriter, and the debut feature by scriptwriter Anna Brotkin, best known for all three seasons of Aikuiset (2019–2022), a hit comedy series.
In the crucible of 1942, amid Finland’s uneasy alliance with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union, an elderly Jewish man becomes the beacon of hope. His relentless quest to defy the shadows of history by shielding Jewish refugees from the tenacious grip of the Gestapo ignites a high-stakes battle against time and tyranny.
The Summer Book is an adaptation of Tove Jansson’s much loved novel to the big screens. In The Summer Book, Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into crystalline vignettes.
The Summer Book tells the story of the relationship between Sophia, an eight-year-old girl who is growing up fast, and her grandmother, who is nearing the end of her life. They are spending time together with Sophia’s father, at the family summer house on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. All three are coming to terms with the recent death of Sophia’s mother in very different ways.
Anders is largely consumed by grief for his wife and his thwarted plans to plant a polar tree in her honour. Grandmother meanwhile makes it her mission to keep a watchful eye on Sophia. She is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky in her approach; whilst Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent when she sees the vulnerabilities that old age bring.
Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, explore the surrounding islands and the new fanciful neighbours and write a study of their findings. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. By the end of the summer, Grandmother is able to step back as the bond between Sophia and her father deepens and she can take her leave of this life happy that this task is complete.
Max, a 25-year-old aspiring writer living in London, begins a double life as a sex worker to research his debut novel.
Christmas is-a-jingling to Lapland in 1984. Niina (28), a single mother drifts into the middle of an international missile crisis in Inari when the Soviet Union shoots a missile across the Finnish border. A drama-comedy of personal and national borders and boundaries.