JUST ANIMALS

(orig. ELÄINOIKEUSJUTTU)

  • JUST ANIMALSSaila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen
    Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen

German PremiereFinland 2022Language:FinnishSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Saila Kivelä, Vesa KuosmanenWriter:Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen, Iris OlssonCinematographer:Heini MäntyläEditor:Jussi Sandhu, Anniina KauttonenSound:Micke Nyström, Aleksi TegelWith:Mai Kivelä, Saila Kivelä, Kristo MuurimaaProducer:Elli Toivoniemi, Juha Löppönen, Venla HellstedtProduction Company:Tuffi FilmsDistributor:The Yellow Affair80 min, Colour

Sisters Saila and Mai have been active in animal and environmental protection since childhood. While Saila took a more radical path and secretly filmed in hundreds of animal farms, her sister chose the path into politics. Saila was involved in a legal battle for several years, which almost led to her being imprisoned, while Mia was elected to the Finnish Parliament. Using the real-life example of both sisters, the film sensitively illuminates the search for the right degree of responsible action in the field of tension between self-destructive actionism and participating in too many compromises in day-to-day politics.

Director's Biography:JUST ANIMALS is the first joint directorial effort by Vesa Kuosmanen and Saila Kivelä. Kuosmanen has directed several short films (documentary and fiction) and a feature film. He is also active as a director of smaller film festivals.

Director's Filmography:
Vesa Kusomanen:
2015 NIGHT GOES LONG 

Trailer

Screenings

  • 09.11.2022 20:45 Roter Saal
back