MAN AND A BABY
A comedy about a man who is left alone with a baby. “Goodbye sex, bar-nights and writing jobs. Welcome puke wipes, baby formula and Teletubbies. But how the hell am I going to find those ancient mommy genes?” Marriage. Mortgage. Car. Antti Pasanen is working as a journalist. His life is on the right track; his wife Pia is just about to give birth. Until – in front of the Maternity Hospital everything changes. Antti, with the sniffling baby in his arms, sees the taxi’s taillights fading in the distance. Pia is sitting on the backseat; their future as a nuclear family is disappearing. A new life on the baby’s terms begins and Antti has no clue what it’s all about.
Marja Pyykkö One of the most talented Finnish new generation movie directors Marja Pyykkö (born March 26th 1975) has graduated from UIAH. Her first feature film “Run, Sister, Run” is a milestone in the way it portrays the rebellion of the Finnish youth. “Village People”, Pyykkö’s second feature; a tongue-in-cheek comedy situated in the wilderness of Norther Finland tells a story about people longing for a miracle, something or someone to change their lives for good. Pyykkö’s one hour short feature “Here Lies Aino Koski” won a honorary citation in the Nordic Talent Competition in 2008. “Run, Sister, Run” was awarded for the best pitch in the same competition. In 2014 and 2015 Pyykkö won twice in a row Golden Venla price for Best Directors award for TV-series Black Widows (2014) and The Hooked (2015).