7:00PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND 2018
2017, Finland, 89 Min
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Directed by Roope Olenius
Cast: Veera W. Vilo, Saara Elina, Miikka J. Anttila
Kyrsyä – Tuftland is a mixture of thriller, mystery and hillbilly horror accompanied with Twin Peaks style black humour. It’s a Finnish take on films such as the Wicker Man and Rosemary’s Baby, presented in the beautiful and endless landscapes of Finland.
The female driven film revolves around a headstrong textile student Irina (Veera W. Vilo), who tries to overcome her problems by accepting a summer job offer from an isolated and offbeat village of Kyrsyä. As Irina begins to get a grip of herself, the harmless and offbeat hillbillies begin to reveal their true nature.
“In addition to the fact that the story discusses extremely important topics, it does it with a very raw and objective voice, which for me was very fascinating from the getgo. It was important for me to tell this exact story at this point of my life because it really allowed me to throw my questions into the film and at the same time transform myself into a better person. Even though the story is fictive and in ways goes over the top, it points out some mindsets and behaviour patterns that currently take place in Western countries and especially in Finland, which for me was a way to connect with the story. The possibility to make a film that has the potential to challenge the audience to think about their own values and opinions in life, is, for me, the whole point of filmmaking.“
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