Dreams & Nightmares: Finnish Short Films


First World Problems

Hanna Maylett
(Fiction, 7 min. In Finnish, English subtitles)


A tired housewife loses her car in a shopping mall and her world collapses. Thank God there is ice cream. A trolley collector offers her help. Sometimes problems can open a door to a whole new world.



Iisa-Noora Leppänen
(Documentary, 7 min. In Finnish, English subtitles)


The story is told through the eyes of the 39-year-old bus driver Uthman Pirttimäki from Helsinki. Uthman’s dream is to change the city one bus drive at a time. The documentary addresses issues of diversity and our need to be accepted by others. How much courage do you need to be yourself?


Glitter Stories

Anna-Mari Nousiainen
(Experimental, 7 min. No dialogue)


These girls’ objects become symbols, lucky charms and sometimes millstones; women turn against themselves and each other in throes of the brutal change. The altar built by others must be destroyed in order to build one’s own, to be reborn.



Teemu Nikki
(Fiction, 10 min. In Finnish, English subtitles)


A country boy doesn’t want to eat potatoes. He wants something more exotic.


You’re Lost Little Girl

Päivi Hirsiaho
(Animation, 8 min. In Finnish, English Subtitles)


Adulthood’s brutal realism and childhood fairytales are mixed in this black and white animation. A girl is lost in worlds she finds behind eight doors. Where does the childhood end?



Lauri Randla
(Fiction, 21 min. In Russian, English subtitles)


Pathologist Abrikosov gets a phone call in the middle of the night just before the 1936 May Day festivities and is informed that there’s a fly inside Lenin’s sarcophagus. No one knows how to get rid of it as Lenin lies in a sealed micro climate, designed to preserve the God of communism forever.


Näytöksen kokonaiskesto/duration: 60 min.
Ikäraja/age limit: 12
pe 1.4. klo 16:00 Kinopalatsi 10
su 3.4. klo 12:00 Kinopalatsi 9