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Antti Heikki Pesonen

Päin seinää

Finland 2014

In Finnish / no subtitles

99 min

For audicences aged 12 and above


Director and screenwriter Antti Heikki Pesonen's short film Korsoteoria became an immediate success a few years back. -- Headfirst is Pesonen's debut feature and it's delightfully original. -- The film's focus lies on every day crisis. Wonderful Mimosa Willamo plays a teenager with anger issues. A single-mother, powerfully portrayed by Armi Toivanen, does her best to help her daughter, among her own issues. -- The mother-daughter picture expands itself into an anthology of suburbian folk, focusing on their dreams and dreams unfulfilled.
Veli-Pekka Lehtonen, NYT

Director: Antti Heikki Pesonen

Screenplay: Antti Heikki Pesonen
Cast: Mimosa Willamo, Armi Toivanen, Eero Ritala, Kai Lehtinen
Production: Miia Haavisto / Helsinki-filmi
Distribution: SF Films Finland

Age recommendation: KULPS! 7.-8. classes

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