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 is Finland’s official 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.