Films

The Land of Happiness

The Land of Happiness, "Onnen maa"

Synopsis

Director

The author of country comedies Markki Pölönen’s debut movie is a real gem, depicting a young man’s return home from the city for a summer in the 1960’s North-Karelia. This warmhearted movie describes nostalgically youth, ruthless emotions and the charm of the Finnish tango.

Markku Pölönen

(sünd/born 1957)

Filmography

  • Onnen maa (The Land of Happiness, 1993)
  • Kivenpyörittäjän kylä (1995)
  • Kuningasjätkä (A Summer by the River, 1998)
  • Badding (PÖFF 2000)
  • Emmauksen tiellä (On the Road to Emmaus, 2001)
  • Koirankynnen leikkaaja (Koeraküünelõikaja, PÖFF 2004)
  • Lieksa! (The Matriarch, 2007)
  • Ralliraita (Rally On!, 2009)

Schedule

26.11.2017
19:00 - 20:00
Tallinn, 
Kinomaja
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 102609
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Finland 100: Finnish Cult Film Special – 48H

Film info

Country: Finland
Year: 1993
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: Finnish
Director: Markku Pölönen
Producer: Kari Sara
Writer: Markku Pölönen
DOP: Kari Sohlberg
Montage: Jukka Nykänen
Composer: Reijo Taipale
Cast: Katariina Kaitue, Pertti Koivula, Anja Pohjola, Veikko Tiitinen, Tuula Väänänen
Production: Dada-Filmi Oy
Festivals: Nordisk Panorama, Jussi Award (Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Script)

Synopsis

Director

The author of country comedies Markki Pölönen’s debut movie is a real gem, depicting a young man’s return home from the city for a summer in the 1960’s North-Karelia. This warmhearted movie describes nostalgically youth, ruthless emotions and the charm of the Finnish tango.

Markku Pölönen

(sünd/born 1957)

Filmography

  • Onnen maa (The Land of Happiness, 1993)
  • Kivenpyörittäjän kylä (1995)
  • Kuningasjätkä (A Summer by the River, 1998)
  • Badding (PÖFF 2000)
  • Emmauksen tiellä (On the Road to Emmaus, 2001)
  • Koirankynnen leikkaaja (Koeraküünelõikaja, PÖFF 2004)
  • Lieksa! (The Matriarch, 2007)
  • Ralliraita (Rally On!, 2009)