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KYRSYÄ-TUFTLAND

-Q&A SAT 13.10. at 20:45-

Kyrsyä–Tuftland is a thriller, mystery and hillbilly horror with Twin Peaks-style black humour. It's a Scandinavian take on films such as The Wicker Man and Rosemary’s Baby presented in the beautiful and endless landscapes of Finland.

The film is a female driven piece with a metaphysical approach to mixing its genres, which discusses current topics such as women’s rights, human-nature relationship and young people's unemployment. 

Kyrsyä-Tuftland is a by-product of the Finnish genre revolution that is driven by the country’s growing independent scene.The film stars upcoming Finnish actors like Veera W. Vilo (Bunny the Killer Thing, 2015) and awarded stars like Ria Kataja (Finnish actor of the year, 2016). Kyrsyä-Tuftland is based on Neea Viitamäki’s controversial stageplay. 

Balancing between a failed relationship, uninspiring studies and financial problems, the headstrong textile student Irina finds herself stuck in the modern rat race. To overcome her problems she decides to accept an unexpected summer job offer at the secluded and self-sufficient village of Kyrsyä. As Irina begins to get a grip of herself in the middle of the endless Finnish forest, the harmless and offbeat hillbillies begin to reveal their true nature.

 Q&A: Roope Olenius (director), Veera W Vilo (actress-producer), Teea Siltanen (assistant producer)

Language: Finnish. Duration  1h 19min