International Competition 3: State of Affairs

The third screening of our international competition films explores current political and existential crises.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 93 min Age Limit: 12+

  • Kyiv in the Days of War

    Kiova sodan keskellä
    Director: Oleg Chorny
    Country: Ukraine
    Year: 2022
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 4 min

    Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. On the 24th of February, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. End of April 2022, the residents of Kyiv are trying to maintain habits of peaceful life, but the war continues.

  • Terra Mater

    Mother Land
    Äiti Maa
    Director: Kantarama Gahigiri
    Country: Rwanda, Switzerland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 10 min

    For our land and bones. At the end of the world. Technology and waste, in our lands, our systems, our bones. Wandering our spaces, she cannot help but wonder, where is the space for healing?

  • Ullarivu

    The Awakening
    Director: Sumi Mathai
    Country: India
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 14 min

    A young girl experiences the tragic loss of her deep connection with nature when she encounters the strangeness of the patriarchal world.

  • The Key

    Director: Rakan Mayasi
    Country: France, Belgium, Qatar, Palestine
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 19 min

    An Israeli family’s equilibrium gradually disintegrates as the mysterious sound of a key is heard every evening in the door of their apartment.

  • Nainen istumassa yksin bussissa.

    Los cautiverios

    The Captivities
    Director: Silvia Jiménez
    Country: Mexico
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 7 min

    The world is an empty and cold place. Razed. There’s no time, there’s no place. Maybe there’s nothing beyond violence. When there’s not a single path to safety, the only refuge is a forest and the only possible salvation is through a spell.

  • Suddenly TV

    Äkillinen TV
    Director: Roopa Gogineni
    Country: Qatar, Sudan
    Year: 2022
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 19 min

    In April 2019, after the fall of President Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese from across the country make their way to Khartoum to demand civilian rule. Protestors occupy the military headquarters, and in this liminal space, a group of young revolutionaries create an imaginary television station.

  • The Weight of Light

    Valon paino
    Director: Anna Hints
    Country: Estonia, France
    Year: 2024
    Genre: Documentary, Fiction
    Duration: 20 min

    Surya, a teenage ragpicker, is being forced into an arranged union by her father, as a way to provide a better life for her. Between fiction and documentary, the film focuses on a community of female ragpickers who try to find their place in the world.