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"Distractions weaves comedy and fantasy into dark tales that both horrify and make you laugh."

Distracted by life, Mr. Makkonen misses his engagement party by decades. Life also keeps distracting a frazzled tour guide, an unraveling homebuyer and the rest of our heroes in this chaotic world. Distractions weaves comedy and fantasy into dark tales that both horrify and make you laugh.

Original title of the film: Häiriötekijä
English title: Distractions
Titles in other languages: Distractions (French-title)

Country of Origin: Finland
Year of production: 2015
Date of completion of production: 31.3.2015
Date and place of the first public performance in Finland: 11.09.2015
Date and place of international premiere: Pöff, Tallinn, 15.11.2015

Language of the film: Finnish
Subtitled in: English
Voice-over in:  -

Director’s biography / Director’s filmography:

Aleksi Salmenperä (b.1973, Finland) has directed four feature films: Producing Adults, 2004, (sales: Celluloid Dreams); A Man ́s job, 2007; Bad Family, 2010, (sales: Match Factory); and Distractions, 2015, now in post-production. He has won numerous prizes around the world, including the Fipresci Prize, Stockholm Film Festival 2004, Prix Europa for best drama TV-series 2006 (TV-series Pioneer) and Best European Feature, Munster 2007. His films have also been accepted to the official selection for Berlinale Panorama 2010 and the official selection of Toronto 2004. His short film Ferry-go-round was selected to Cannes Critics’ Week 2001 and he received the Cinefondation grant in 2001.


National Film Award Jussi 2016 
Best Directing - Aleksi Salmenperä
Best Actor in a leading role - Tommi Korpela
Best Film editing - Samu Heikkilä


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2 Nights Till Morning

”Foreign city. A man and a woman. One hotel room. Two nights. No common language.”

A one-night stand between two strangers without a mutual language in a foreign country takes an unexpected turn when an ash cloud from a volcano prevents all flights from taking off.

Original title of the film: 2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING
English title: 2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING
Titles in other languages: 2 nuits avant le matin (French title)

Country of Origin: Finland and Lithuania
Year of production: 2015
Date of completion of production: 31.3.2015

Language of the film: English, French, Finnish
Subtitled in: English, (French)

Director’s biography  / Director’s filmography:

Mikko Kuparinen (b. 1979) has previously directed two feature-length films. Mobile Horror (YLE, 2010) was a Finnish TV film based on Juha Jokela’s highly popular play by the same title. Kuparinen’s first feature film was the romantic comedy Body Fat Index of Love, 2012. Three of his short films (Homevideo, Truth of Dare, Sirocco) have won main prizes at international film festivals; Sirocco won the H.C. Andersen Award, the Grand Prix at the Odense Film Festival in Denmark in 2013. Sirocco and Mikko were also chosen for the “10 Directors to Watch” DVD published by four Nordic film magazines. 2 Nights till Morning is Mikko Kuparinen’s first English-language work as a film director.

Festivals / Awards

Montreal World Film Festival 2015 - Official World Competition, Best Director Award 
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2015 - New Directors Competition
Valladolid International Film Festival 2015 - Meeting Point Competition, Best Film Award


Miss Zahra

"To find love you sometimes need to do strange things."

A lonely forest machine driver Seppo receives an e-mail from a mysterious woman called Zahra, who asks for help with her money problems. Seppo’s best friend Jussi claims that the message is a hoax, a so called nigerian letter, but Seppo decides to trust his heart for once. Seppo answers to Zahra and soon finds himself head over heels in love - and in danger.

Original Title: Miss Zahra
English Title: Miss Zahra
Swedish Title: Miss Zahra
Original language: Finnish / English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama
Production Year: 2015
Premiere: 17.6.2015 (Palm Springs)
Production Country: Finland
Screening format: DCP, Bluray, Proress file
Shooting format: Arri Amira
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Duration: 28 min
Production Company: Mjölk Movies
Production support: The Finnish Film Foundation, Regional Council of North Karelia, Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company


Director: Markus Lehmusruusu
Screenwriter: Samu Heikkilä
Cinematographer: Hena Blomberg F.S.C.
Set designer: Christer Hongisto
Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound Designer: Ville Katajala
Costume designer: Laura Malinen
Make-up artist: Hanna Minkkinen
Producers: Yrjö Nieminen, Mikko Tenhunen

Filmography of the director:

Markus Lehmusruusu is an award winning Finnish film director known for his short films such as the TREES AND SUCH. He is currently working on his first feature film and finishing his film directing studies at the Aalto University.

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Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness

"A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his love by taking her to a carwash."

A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his love by taking her to a carwash, but instead of the carwash they end up on a life-changing adventure in the supermarket, at the endless sanitary towel shelf. They get "help" from an older lady who shares a bit too intimate stories of her experiences around and majorly off the theme.

English Title: Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness
Original Title: Pieniä kömpelöitä hellyydenosoituksia
Country of Production: Finland
Year of Production: 2015
Genre: Fiction, Comedy
Running Time: 8,56 min
Screening format: DCP, Proress file
Aspect Ratio:1:2,35
Sound Format: Stereo, 5.1.
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English


Director: Miia Tervo
Producer: Mikko Tenhunen, Yrjö Nieminen
Script: Laura Immonen & Miia Tervo
Camera: Päivi Kettunen
Editing: Antti Reikko
Sound: Janne Laine
Music: Johannes Wist
Cast: Kati Vainionpää, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Pirjo Lonka, Pasi Siitonen, Miitta Sorvali

Filmography of the director:

Tervo’s ”Hylje - The Seal” (2006) and ”Lumikko- Little Snow Animal” (2010) were both awarded internationally and nationally and screened at 30 to 50 festivals worldwide including IDFA etc. Lumikko was also nominated for the European Film Award / Best Short Film in 2011. Her latest “Santra and the talking trees” (2013) has also been around.


Tampere International Film Festival 2016: The Youth Jury Prize
Palm Springs Short Fest 2016 
Nordisk Panorama 2015

International sales:

Frauke Knappke

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