18.08. To/thu at 16.00, cinema Iso-Hannu 2
19.08. Pe/Fri. at 18.00, cinema Iso-Hannu 3
Ida-Maria Olva, Aalto University: Mehiläiskesä, fiction 23 min
On a particularly hot summer, Eedi, suffering from eco-anxiety, decides to quit their studies and start beekeeping. Eedi gets reluctant help from their mother Anne who, rather than fearing for the future, is scared of every single little bee.
Pavel Andonov, London Film School: Blue Note, fiction, 23 min
Leena prepares a meal for two and leaves her cottage to pick up her husband Boris from the hospital. The nurse warns them of his condition, but they’ve already decided to spend the night together. In the cottage they have dinner and try their best to enjoy themselves. As the night fades to an early morning we see a camera stand in the bedroom pointing towards them.
Marianne Seppälä, Tampere University of Applied Sciences: Kolme Keinoa, fiction, 9 min
A drama short film in which a young woman wants to move out from the hem of his mother controlling the home. 18-year-old Olivia discusses with his school tutor how she would tell her mother about her intention to move out of the home. Telling the news doesn`t go as planned and mother has some new tricks in her sleeves.
Ilti Yli-Harja, Aalto University: Kaikki äitini puhelut, animated, 10 min
In this chaotic but warm-hearted puppet animation documentary we get to know my 54 year-old mother Maija through her phone calls. We see how she copes with the difficult things in her life, like alcoholism and autism, demanding family members, and various absurd situations that seem to follow her.
Anton Baer, Aalto university: Manian lapset, fiction, 17 min
After their first record was an unexpected hit, siblings Vili and Malin have moved to the countryside with their band called “Children of Mania” to work on their second album. Malin keeps on exploiting their troubled childhood in song lyrics. However, this time Malin takes it too far and Vili starts to rethink his relationship to their music as well as to his sister.
Topi Raulo, Lotta Taarasti, Ville Tolvanen, Aalto Univercity: Mieronsuo-Kiperkotska, fiction, 7 min
In the distant future Finland a grandmother leads her youngling to the traditional ritual, where spirits of the mire appear.
Inga Pohjolainen, Aalto University, Näty Tampere University, TAMK Media, Music and Arts/Kokko, fiction 17 min
The summer ahead is long and hot but the burden of shame from the past is haunting Joonas, 24, and driving him to solitude. A sudden phone call changes the direction of his summer and brings Joonas to an old manor for a summer job, forcing him to open up to his new workmates and to face his shame.
Santtu Salminen, Finland: Suoterapia, fiction, 20 min
Jussi, 48, is worn-out. His young and athletic work supervisor Aleksi has taken note of this and offers to help. Aleksi takes Jussi to a remote bog. They do a series of exercises, meant to conjure up their ‘primitive side’. Their behavior becomes animalistic and Jussi feels empowered. Slowly the impromptu self-help routine turns violent and life-threatening. Aleksi becomes frightened of Jussi.