Finnish film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

Direction and script Mikko Myllylahti, The Story of a Lumberjack or Woodcutter’s Story premieres on Thursday at the .

The will compete for the Camera d’Or Award for Best Direction at this year’s festival as well as the Critics ’Week Award.

The Woodcutter’s Story follows a man who goes through several tragic events in a row but still encounters the with calm optimism.

The venue is in northern in the middle of winter, and the filming took place last year in , Finland.

The public release date for theaters is October 2022.

This is not the first in the Gulf of Mylly in the south of France. He has worked with an instructor Juho Kuosmanen in the past and his short film premiered in Cannes earlier.

Last year, the Finnish film Kuosmanen Title No. 6 won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and Finnish production Wife of a grave digger was also part of the festival lineup. Title No. 6 was also on the Oscar nomination list.

According to Myllylahti, something has changed in the Finnish film industry and the windows are now open to and beyond.

"We’re still a small country, but now I feel like we have every chance of winning even a Golden Palm or an Oscar, as long as the movies are still funded and the writers are encouraged to have their own voice and courage." Myllylahti told .

Source: The Nordic Page




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