Jill, Joy and the Mysterious Stranger
Onneli, Anneli ja salaperäinen muukalainen
Jill and Joy are two ordinary girls, but they are exceptionally happy ones. Maybe because they get to live on Rose Lane in a house designed for them by Mrs. Rosebud. One day an orphanage opens near the girls’ house. A boy named Pekki runs away from the orphanage and ends up living in the girls’ gazebo. He tells the girls about the gloomy life in the orphanage and about its director. Jill, Joy and Pekki establish the Bandit Alliance and take action so that the orphanage will become a happy place once again. The McTinys and other residents of Rose Lane rush to help the Bandit Alliance. Once again, mystical Mrs. Rosebud turns out to be the person behind the magical miracles.
Saara Cantell a director and screenwriter. She has written and directed numerous short films as well as seven feature films – Unna & Nuuk (2006), the award-winning features Heartbeats (2010) and The Stars Above (2012) and recent box-office hits The Two and Only (2013) and Jill and Joy (2014). Cantell was voted Finland’s best film director in 2010, and she was also awarded a State Film Arts Prize jointly with the cinematographer Marita Hällfors. Her film Heartbeats received 7 nominations at the Jussi Awards, plus a nomination for a best director.