The Tiger to premiere in La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes

April 16, 2018

The Tiger (Tiikeri) is in the Leica Cine Discovery competition as part of the official program of the 57th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, taking place May 9–17, 2018. The film is also eligible for the Canal+ award.

La Semaine de la Critique, aka Critics’ Week, receives thousands of short film submission annually, and only 10 are selected. The section is organized by the French Union of Film Critics.

“It feels very good to get to premiere my recently finished short film in such a significant festival with a long tradition,” says Myllylahti. “I am also happy that this gives me a chance to participate in the Next Step workshop with my upcoming feature debut.”

The Tiger follows the unexpected events of a wintry evening. A father comes home drunk and takes out his shotgun after an argument. Tiger and the mother are forced to escape into the night. As things quiet down, Tiger must return to the house to examine what has taken place.

The Tiger stars Jarkko Lahti (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki), Minna Kivelä, Miku Yli-Tapsa and Julius Valve. It is produced by Jussi Rantamäki for Film Company Aamu. The cinematographer is Arsen Sarkisiants. The film was produced as part of a short film project financed by The Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK and Yle.

Myllylahti scripted and Rantamäki produced also the feature film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, which won the main prize in Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival in 2016.

This year’s La Semaine de la Critique also includes the Swiss-Finnish coproduction Chris the Swiss, a documentary feature by director Anja Kofmel.

Further information:
Emilia Haukka
Film Companu Aamu
emilia@elokuvayhtioaamu.fiTel. +358 50 380 4427

Otto Suuronen
Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Short Films
The Finnish Film Foundationotto.suuronen@ses.fiTel. +358 9 6220 3019