Varma merkki / Sure Sign

Jarno does anything to avoid heartbreak – Absurd comedy about paranoia in love.

Short fiction, 15 min. 2018

SYNOPSIS

Jarno lives an easy-going live with his girlfriend in the countryside. One day, his friend tells him that a certain Roxette song predicts the end of any relationship. “It must have been love”…  Unfortunately, there is a Roxette theme day in the local radio channel.

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Cast: NICKLAS POHJOLA, LISA NIKULA, KONSTA VARTIAINEN, IRINA KUNNARI, KALLE MATTILA

Director/writer/producer MARJO VIITALA, Cinematographer JARMO KIURU, Editor NIINA VORNANEN, sound designer VILLE KATAJALA, set designer TUULIA JALAVA, costume designer SARA HUUPPONEN, make up designer SENNI KULTALAHTI

Festival screenings

Västerås Film Festival, Västerås, Sweden, 2019

Tourne Film Festival Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019

Red Carpet Film Festival,  Hyvinkää, Finland, 2019

Valletta Film Festival, Valletta, Malta, 2019

– 2annas International Short Film Festival , Riga, Latvia, 2018

– Schlingel International Film Festival ,Chemnitz, Germany, 2018

The 60th Nordicsh Filmtage Lübeck , Lübeck, Germany, 2018

– Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival  , Oulu, Finland, 2018

– Espoo Cine , Espoo/Helsinki, Finland, 2018

Nordisk Panorama, closed market screening selection 2017

– Kalevi awards; best female lead, best male lead, best supporting female, best directing, best script, best sound design, best art design.

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