Close to Me
Aila is looking for a lost cat when she meets Simo, a young man of few words. Simo tells her that he has seen the cat and they continue the search together. They are both longing for love and eventually the day turns into a night, that reveals unexpected and possessive side of Simo.
Joonas Rutanen is a Helsinki-based director-screenwriter. Rutanen has graduated from the film department of the Turku Arts Academy in 2011. Rutanen’s short film I Love Anna (2016) in competion at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and it screened in 30 other festivals in Europe and North America. With his short film, On Your Lips (2013), Rutanen won the Kettu Award for the Best Short Film at the Helsinki Short Film Festival in 2013.The film has been screened on ARTE channel in France and Germany 2014 and in more than 15 festivals in Europe and in North America.