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Light Light Light

Country
Finland
Genre
drama
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

In the spring of 1986, an explosion occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. At the same time, a girl called Mimi arrives in a small village in western Finland, and immediately fills 15-year-old Mariia’s life with radiating light. Twenty years later, Mariia returns home to take care of her sick mother, and memories start rising to the surface though she tries to fight them back. The summer Mariia and Mimi got to spend together two decades ago was full of fierce joy of discovering what life could perhaps be. The love they had was magical and powerful but still Mariia couldn’t save the neglected and abandoned Mimi from herself. After the summer Mimi committed suicide and years after the tragedy Mariia needs to remember the light, so that she can accept also the dark in her past. And forgive herself.

Directors note

Director:
Inari Niemi (born 1978) is a Helsinki-based film director and screenwriter. She has directed the documentary feature Robin – The Movie (2012), and fiction features Summertime (Kesäkaverit, 2014) and Wonderland (Joulumaa 2017). The latter two were Jussi-award nominees for best film, and Wonderland was also a nominee for the best screenplay.
Her latest works include the praised short film Girl Thing – a part of Tuffi Film’s awarded Force of Habit anthology series sold by TOTEM FILMS, and My Husband’s Wife, 8 x 42” series produced by Lucy Loves Drama with Studio Hamburg and YLE.

Production company:
Lucy Loves Drama is a production company with a passion for stories, people and the art of cinema. We want to tell stories about important issues, stories that are universal – stories that make us laugh, cry and above all, bring comfort to the audience and help us get through everyday life. We want to make cinema that makes the world a better place to live in – to entertain, bring joy and warmth, make an impact on people both emotionally and intellectually.

Original title
Valoa valoa valoa
Budget
1350000 €
Financed
1300000 €
Looking for
sales, distribution, financing
Episode duration
90
Director
Inari Niemi
Screenwriter
Juuli Niemi
Cast
Rebekka Baer, Anni Iikkanen, Pirjo Lonka, Laura Birn
Producer
Oskari Huttu
Cinematographer
Sari Aaltonen
Production
Lucy Loves Drama
Contact name
Oskari Huttu
Contact email
oskari@lucyloves.fi
Contact web
www.lucyloves.fi
Contact address
Mäkelänkatu 54 A, 6krs., 00560, Helsinki
Producer
Oskari Huttu

Oskari Huttu has worked as a producer for over a decade. During 2006-2010 he produced commercials for production house KOMIA Helsinki and 2008 he started his work with features in KOMIA’s sister company Bronson Club. Later on Bronson Club merged with Finland’s leading blockbuster production company Solar Films, and during 2010-2015 Oskari produced five features for Bronson and Solar, including Locarno/Critic’s week winning documentary Reindeerspotting (Bronson Club 2010), domestic cult classic comedy Kulman Pojat / Fanatics (Bronson Club 2012), acclaimed drama Kesäkaverit / Summertime (Solar Films 2014) and domestic super- blockbuster Luokkakokous / Reunion (Solar Films 2015). In the Autumn of 2015, Oskari left Solar Films to build a new company called Lucy Loves Drama.

Production company
Lucy Loves Drama

Lucy Loves Drama is a new production company established in the autumn of 2015 by three experienced producers. Lucy Loves Drama believes in stories worth telling.