Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme

NEW VISIONS – FINNISH STUDENT FILMS

Easy Panties (Halpoja tahroja)
dir. Marlena Martikainen
Having run into financial difficulties, a woman decides to start a panty business.

Silence (Hiljaisuus)
dir. Saara Hakkarainen
In this short, shown in the student category at IDFA, the compelling, dramatised story of a pedophile is told. He hasn’t opened up about his orientation to even those closest to him, nor would he ever hurt a child.

Dad (Iskä)
dir. Saga Grahn
What is it like to grow up under the rigid control of a strict and meticulous – if not downright puritantical – father? A funny, yet heartbreaking, snapshot of a childhood, overshadowed by disapproval and discipline.

Old Man With A Movie Camera (Leskimies ja elokuvakamera)
dir. Sameli Muurimäki
“A person has to have something to live for”. Pentti is a 94-year-old widower who steps into a new phase in his life having found filmmaking – and the feisty Lea.

On Hold (Poikien puhelin)
dir. Laura Rantanen
The Visions Du Réel awarded experimental film about structural masculinity and learning empathy.

Smoke Break (Röökitauko)
dir. Lotta Taarasti
A self-ironic portrayal of a young woman and her secret cigarettes.

(Translation: Lydia Taylerson)

Title: NEW VISIONS – FINNISH STUDENT FILMS
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English
Production Country: Finland
Year: 2020, 2021
Length (min): 88
Age limit: K16