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THE WOODCUTTER STORY

(METSURIN TARINA)

Year 2022
Runtime 99 mins
Language Finnish
Subtitles English
Canadian Premiere
Availability
  • In Cinema Only
Showtimes
Sep 30
6:00 PM Globe Cinema - Down

Pepe is a woodcutter in an idyllic small town in northern Finland. Over a couple of days, a series of events gradually destroy the quiet and happy life he once had. But Pepe seems to be totally fine with it all. As the ensuing days throw all sorts of chaos and strife at him, Pepe remains determined to look on the bright side of life. Always smiling, always optimistic, it seems as if Pepe knows a secret to existence that no one else does.

THE WOODCUTTER STORY is the directorial debut for director and writer Mikko Myllylahti whose previous film (THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MAKI) made the festival rounds. This is a quirky, small town, surreal, dark comedy.

Awards
Winner, Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Gan Foundation Award for Distribution, Cannes Film Festival 2022

Festivals
Cannes Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Director
Mikko Myllylahti
Producer
Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki, Koji Nelissen, Derk-jan Warrkink, Peter Hyldahl, Jamila Wenske, Melanie Blocksdorf
Screenwriter
Mikko Myllylahti
Cinematographer
Arsen Sarkisiants
Editor
Jussi Rautaniemi
Music
Jonas Struck
Cast
Jarkko Lahti, Hp Björkman, Iivo Tuuri, Marc Gassot, Katja Küttner, Ulla Tapaninen, Armi Toivanen