The Law of Nature
The old Finnish farmer Juha is about to retire, but still has one mission to accomplish: to sell his big, but heavily indebted dairy farm to his son Henry. But the young man has his own ideas, and as the economic challenges on the farm accumulate, the conflict between father and son escalates. The cinematic documentary The Law of Nature is a touching family story taking place in the remote but wildly beautiful Finnish countryside. An intimate portrait of a farmer family torn between tradition and day-to-day realities in times of climate change and economic turmoil.
Mika Rantonen and Verena Netzer are a Finnish-German directing-producing team making their debut in documentary filmmaking with The Law of Nature. Their combined background includes a variety of positions in fiction filmmaking as well as in social work. In 2017, they established their own production company, New Eyes Productions, to create cinematically ambitious and socially critical films.