:The Moonshiners / Salaviinanpolttajat
Finland, 2017, 15 min
A remake of the now-lost first Finnish film Salaviinanpolttajat (1907), in which a couple sets off on an odyssey bearing only the essentials for a good life: moonshine and a pig.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Juho Kousmanen (b. 1979) is a Helsinki-based filmmaker. His previous short films have won several prizes in acclaimed festivals including Cannes Cinéfondation and Locarno. He graduated ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. Along with his studies, Kuosmanen has also acted and directed stage theatre and worked closely with avant-garde opera ensemble West Coast Kokkola Opera. Kuosmanen’s debut feature The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki won the Prix un Certain Regard in Cannes 2016.
Tampere FF 2018. Oberhausen IShFF 2018. Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2018. Leuven ShFF 2018. Midnight Sun FF Sodankylä, Finland 2018.
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