Two days before her retirement Anja makes a decision: She will not leave her work in a rental cars parking hall deep under the ground, a place where she has worked for 45 years like a queen bee nursing cars and the men around her. But when The Man Upstairs sends Micke, a young trainee ready to replace her, Anja is forced to face the fact – her life as she knows is coming to an end. There is not a single flaw Anja wouldn’t detect when it comes to cars but now Anja herself falls apart in a scale she has never experienced before. Could there be another life waiting?
Mari Mantela (born 1978) studied film directing at the Aalto University in Helsinki. Mantela´s awarded short films have been screened in international festivals as well as in television in Finland and Sweden. For a decade Mantela worked internationally directing commercial productions and gained a strong visual style which often combines digital imagery with traditional and character driven storytelling. Mantela is currently working on her debut feature Road of Rán, a special love story set in the icy North with a genre mix of magical realism.