SeurapeliGesellschaftsspiele / Games People Play

Competition Narrative Films, Finland 2020, 119 Min., engl., fin., sw. OV, engl. st

A weekend without the Internet, and the abyss is already opening up for eight old friends! The surprise birthday party for Mitzi on a rocky Finnish island was well intentioned. But then glamorous Veronika introduces her Swedish star actor Mikael as her new boyfriend, triggering a round of old rivalries. Now the tension can be cut with a knife amongst the friends, many of whom have hooked up with one another in different combinations, while new desires are awakened. And once these hip thirty-somethings turn off their cell phones, their moral compasses also go off the rails … In her feature film debut, Jenni Toivoniemi creates a contemporary “Island of Bliss”. At the same time, she sketches a self-ironic generational portrait of people currently in their thirties, torn between their desires for love and their career plans.

Director Jenni Toivoniemi

Screenplay Jenni Toivoniemi

Producer Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi

Production Company Tuffi Films Ltd., Vanha Talvitie 2A 12, 00580 Helsinki, Mail:, Web:

World Sales LevelK ApS, Gl. Kongevej 137B, 3rd Fl., 1850 Frederiksberg C, Mail:, Web:

Festival Contact The Finnish Film Foundation, Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki, Mail:, Web:

Cast Laura Birn (Veronika), Emmi Parviainen (Mitzi), Eero Milonoff (Härde), Samuli Niittymäki (Juhana), Paula Vesala (Ulla), Christian Hillborg (Mikael), Iida-Maria Heinonen (Natali), Paavo Kinnunen (Janne)


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