ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2021

ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Directed by Janne J. Vanhanen

Info

Director: Janne J. Vanhanen
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
OT: KUKISTA JA MEHILÄISITÄ
BT: VIVA FOREVER / ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Language: Finnish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
18+

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Logline

The short film will be screened before VIVA FOREVER in the section New German Cinema.

The worst fears of a quiet farmer father come true as his teenage son has an accident with a girl. A quick trip to the pharmacy is needed to save the day. Everything doesn't go as planned, however. A comedy about a culture of silence between parents and their children.



  • Duration: 12 min.


 

Meet the director

ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Janne J. Vanhanen

J.J. Vanhanen was born in 1992 in Sysmä, Finland. He has hardened his skin in the cold winds of the Finnish countryside. Due to the isolation of his childhood hometown, the director has developed a unique sense of humor, which can be seen in his graduation film ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES. It has been selected for over 20 international film festivals and won several audience awards and special mentions. He directed the short film A SONG ABOUT A FIERY RED MICROCAR, a music video for the song “Bring It On” by Hulda and commercials for clients such as Intel Finland, Tamrex, Loimaan Kivi and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. J.J. draws his inspiration from the comedy of everyday life and long solitary bike rides.

Credits

Screenplay: Janne J. Vanhanen
Original Material: Arttu Järvisalo
Composer: Mark Malyshev
Costume Design: Katariina Järvinen
Sound design: Tatu Naukkarinen
Producer: Jasmine Pajari