Friday, March 11, 2016

Toivola / Heart of the Land

Kaisa Astikainen | Finland 2015 | Documentary | 30 min
PC: Toivola-Filmi Oy. P+D: Kaisa Astikainen. SC: Nina Ijäs, Kaisa Astikainen. DP: Markus Tynskä. S: Tuukka Nikkilä. ED: Nina Ijäs. M: Paavo Malmberg. Contact:
    Tampere Film Festival (TFF), National Competition 10
    11+12 March, 2016, Plevna 5, 2

TFF: "A couple runs a small dairy farm somewhere in the heart of the Finnish countryside. The work of generations will soon come to its end, as their retirement is approaching and there’s no one left to continue the family tradition. But for one last year everything continues the same; the seasons change, and the days are filled with labor. A film about love for the land, the richness of everyday life, and the sadness of letting go."

AA: A sober and matter-of-fact documentary on the last days of a little dairy farm. The family has worked on it for generations, but there are no longer successors. It's the end of an era, it's the end of a tradition of centuries here. We get very close to the couple that have to give up after a long and fulfilling lifetime of hard work.

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