Distractions

"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.

Awards:

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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