When author Katariina Ohtola decides on a change, the services of a publisher, a reporter and a cleaning woman are called for. With Cleaning Woman, director Nikki wanted to examine the concept of ”artist” – who wants to be an artist, and how to become one? It may be viewed as a comedy about jealousy, about being an artist, or simply about the dread of a blank page.
Teemu Nikki is a self-educated, award winning filmmaker and son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His latest feature, Euthanizer, has been a festival success and was the official Finnish Oscar entry for the 2019 Academy Awards. Nikki has also directed numerous short films and popular TV series. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.