Koivut

Pulkka / Skyline Productions
co-production

A Bridging the Gap Film

Tukijat/Supported by

The National Lottery® through Scottish Screen
Skillset Film Skills Fund
Edinburgh College of Art
Angus Digital Media Centre
Docspace
Scottish Documentary Institute

Poster

About the film

In 1939, at the start of the bitterly cold Winter War the Soviet Red Army invaded Finnish-Karelia forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians deep into Finland. With men at warfront and women looking after the small children, the responsibility of driving the family cattle through deep snow and hostile lands was forced upon the oldest girls.

A lifetime later, Annikki, Inkeri and Hilkka look back on their adventures on a journey that coincided with their journey to adulthood - and the effect the war had on their lives.

Screenings

FESTIVALS

LJUBLJANA INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Slovenia, 21. - 24. September 2009

LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL, UK
29th March - 5th April 2009.

5th PARVIN ETESAMI WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL
Tehran, Iran 22nd-27th November 2009

OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
Finland 16th-22nd November 2009

SLEEPWALKERS FESTIVAL
Tallinn, Estonia 12th-15th November 2009

INVERNESS FILM FESTIVAL
11-15th November 2009
Screened in front of Samson and Delilah.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
1st-16th October 2009
Mention of the film in The Geist magazine blog here.

I'VE SEEN FILMS - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Milan, Italy (International Competition) 24th Sept - 3rd Oct 2009

CON-CAN MOVIE FESTIVAL, Tokyo
18th - 24th September 2009

DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Yukon, Canada 9th - 12th April 2009.

TAMPERE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Finland
4th -8th of March 2009.

TROMSØ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Norway
"Films from the North", 13th - 18th January 2009.

LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UK
As part of the "Bridging The Gap: Home" screening on
17th and 18th January 2009. Tenderpixel Gallery

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Scotland 2008
Shortlisted for the Best Short Scottish Documentary Film Award. Eye for Film review HERE

OTHER EVENTS & GALLERIES

BRINGING THE WAR HOME
As part of the film screening series at Impressions Gallery, Bradford UK. From 28th October 2010

HIDDEN DOOR FESTIVAL 22nd-24th October 2010

'Word of Mouth' film night, Edinburgh 2010

ELECTRIC SHADOWS
6th September 2008, Beijing, China

Credits

Tuotanto/Production

Pulkka / Skyline Productions Ltd

Tuottaja/Producer for Pulkka

Scott Ward

Rahoittava Tuottaja/Executive Producer for Skyline

Leslie Hills

Rahoittavat Tuottajat/Executive Producers for SDI

Sonja Henrici and Noe Mendelle

Ohjaus ja leikkaus/Directed and Edited by

Minttu Mäntynen

Kuvaus/Cinematography

Scott Ward

Äänitys/Sound Recordist

Tuomas Klaavo

Sound Design/Dub

Marcelo De Oliveira and John Cobban

Colourist

Ian Ballantine

Taustatutkimus/Research Assistant

Milli Mäntynen