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Still from Pia Andell's Match (2018) courtesy Nina Hukkinen and Finnish Film Foundation

Female Gazes: Short Films

Finntastic! New Films from Finland

  • Sunday, June 11, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

A program of six recent short films, all directed by women and selected by Otto Suuronen, Finnish Film Foundation.

Matchen (Match) 
Two women on a tennis court: one is desperate to win, and the other is afraid of competing. Will breathing exercises be of any help? (Pia Andell, 2018, 16 minutes)

Kuinka Käänsin Rabobeston Kykiasentoon (Rabobesto – or, How I Saved a Monster)
On the eve of her wedding, a young woman journeys into the night to find out why she has lost her heartbeat and turned to gold. (Mari Mantela, 2022, 15 minutes)

Hei Hei Tornio (Goodbye, Tornio)
In this nonfiction coming-of-age story, a young girl in a small town has many tearful goodbyes with family and friends before graduating and moving to a distant big city. (Emilia Hernesniemi, 2021, 14 minutes)

Super Comfort
The more Taina tries to entertain her family, the less comfortable they feel. (Kirsikka Saari, 2018, 15 minutes)

EatnanvuloŠ Lottit – Maan Sisällä Linnut (Birds in the Earth) 
Sisters dance ballet through the land of the Sámi people in this whimsical and disarming commentary on indigenous sovereignty and land ownership. (Marja Helander, 2017, 11 minutes)

Kaksi Ruumista Rannalla (Two Bodies on a Beach)
A woman wakes up on a beach wrapped in plastic. “Not again,” she sighs. She decides to find out who is behind it and persuades a misfortunate older woman to accompany her on her quest. (Anna Paavilainen, 2019, 20 minutes)

Part of the film series Finntastic! New Films from Finland.