FINNISH FILM WEEK: FINNISH STORIES ABOUT LOVE
7 – 11. APRIL 2022
Cultural Centre of Belgrade Movie Theatre
Monday, 11. 4.
BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC
SOKEA MIES, JOKA EI HALUNNUT NÄHDÄ TITANICIA
Finland, 2021, 82’
Directed by: Teemu Nikki
Cast: Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Samuli Jaskio
Everybody needs love. Including Jaakko, who is tied to his wheelchair. Jaakko’s love is Sirpa. They have never met in real life, but on the phone, they meet every day. Sirpa gets terrible news about her health, and Jaakko decides to go to her immediately. It is not the easiest decision because Jaakko is blind and paralyzed to his chest. The journey turns into a real exciting adventure, but also a triumph of love.
Festivals and awards: Audience Award at the Venice International Film Festival – Orizzonti; Best Actor Award at Antalya IFF; Best Film and Best Actor Award at El Gouna IFF.
Teemu Nikki is a self-educated, award winning filmmaker and son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His film Euthanizer was a festival success and the official Finnish Oscar entry for the 2019 Academy Awards. Nikki has also directed numerous short films and popular TV series. His style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.