30.09. - 09.10.2021

August Fools Finland, Slovenia 2013 | 104 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Taru Mäkelä

Taru Mäkelä (*1959) had a big success at the start of her career with a Saturday evening comedy show on Finnish TV. Her film debut Little Sister (1997) was also a hit in the cinema.

rated for 0 + years
Helsinki 1962: Elsa makes hats and works part-time as a medium. During the Communist World Youth Games, she meets her former great love Jan again, whom she hasn't seen for ages. Jan is now a jazz musician performing as part of the Czechoslovak delegation. Gradually, they develop a close relationship again. For Elsa it becomes clear that Jan has to stay in the West. But trouble lies ahead: the Czechs are closely watched over and Elsa is supposed to be assisting the police with her clairvoyant skills. Legendary Kaurismäki actress Kati Outinen plays the lead in this charming romantic comedy.

Screening on 28.09. in attendance of:
Taru Mäkelä (Director), Kati Outinen (Cast)

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Original title: Mieletön elokuu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Finnish, Czech, English
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Taru Mäkelä
Screenplay: Raija Talvio
Cast: Kati Outinen, Laura Birn, Miroslav Etzler, Kryštof Hádek, Esko Salminen, Elena Leeve
Producer: Markku Flink
Director of Photography: Jouko Seppälä F.S.C.
Music: Stein Berge Svendsen
Production Design: Jan Kadlec
Editor: Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
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Production: Kinosto Ltd.


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