Twentysomething Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, finds herself at loose ends as she faces eviction from her family home. At a hot-dog stand in Lapland she meets Darian, an Iranian who needs to marry a Finnish woman to gain asylum for himself and his daughter. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close.

Preceded By
Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness
(Miia Tervo, 2015, 9 minutes)

Finntastic! is made possible by the Finnish Film Foundation, Jaana Puskala, Jenni Domingo, Otto Suuronen, and Arttu Manninen. Special thanks to Alissa Simon for programming and coordinating the U.S. tour.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.


Directed by Miia Tervo
(Finland, 2019, 106 minutes, in Finnish, English, and Persian with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, digital


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