Documentary. Directing, editing. Co-produced by us.
Pulkka / Skyline Productions co-production
A Bridging the Gap Film
The National Lottery® through Scottish Screen
Skillset Film Skills Fund
Edinburgh College of Art
Angus Digital Media Centre
Scottish Documentary Institute
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.
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
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
6th September 2008, Beijing, China
Pulkka / Skyline Productions Ltd
Tuottaja/Producer for Pulkka
Rahoittava Tuottaja/Executive Producer for Skyline
Rahoittavat Tuottajat/Executive Producers for SDI
Sonja Henrici and Noe Mendelle
Ohjaus ja leikkaus/Directed and Edited by
Marcelo De Oliveira and John Cobban
“A haunting, lyrical film”Vancouver International Film Festival Catalogue
SD Ratio: 16×9 FHA.LB