FAMILY TIME / 16-17.04.2024. / 20:00

16.04.2024-17.04.2024, 20:00

Family Time/Mummola
Finland, Sweden 2023, 114’

Director: Tia Kouvo
Cast: Ria Kataja, Elina Knihtilä, Leena Uotila, Tom Wentzel, Jarkko Pajunen, Sakari Topi, Elli Paajanen, Toomas Talikka

It’s Christmas time and the family is gathered. Everything goes as usual; grandfather drinks too much and grandmother is trying to keep up everyone’s mood. After Christmas, the family members go back to their own, private lives, until it’s time for yet another family occasion. A tragicomic study on family dynamics, on loneliness and being together. On how we try to find connection, but don’t always succeed.

Festivals and awards: Family Times premiered at BERLINALE ENCOUNTERS 2023, won the Best Film Award at RIGA IFF, LÜBECK NORDIC FILM DAYS and INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FF SEOUL. At Finnish Film Awards, the film won THREE JUSSI AWARDS for Screenplay, Directing and Film of the Year.