Archive of films Lovers and Leavers / Kuutamolla

Finland
2002, 119 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2003

A movie-obsessed, 30-year-old woman finds romance and happiness in this Finnish equivalent of Bridget Jones´s Diary


Synopsis

A movie-obsessed thirtysomething Finnish woman finds romance and happiness in the ambitious Lovers and Leavers, a comedic compendium of contempo romantic tropes that compares favorably with Bridget Jones´s Diary. "It´s my 30th birthday, and I can´t sleep," announces Iiris Vaara (Minna Haapkylä), whose life outside the bookstore where she works consists of a steady diet of Hollywood movies and a long procession of first dates. Though a relationship with budding film director Marko (Peter Franzén) starts promisingly, they soon break off and Iiris must rely on her inner resolve to regain her dignity and find peace. Leisurely script never met a romantic situation that didn´t have an applicable line from a movie, and the film is drenched in references and clips from high-profile Hollywood fare.
Eddie Cockrell 

Contacts

MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy
Tallberginkatu 1 A / 141, 00180, Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 9 540 7820
Fax: +358 9 540 782 10
E-mail: mrp@matilarohr.com
www: www.matilarohr.com

The Finnish Film Foundation
Kanavakatu 12, 2nd floor, 00160, Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358 962 203 00
Fax: +358 962 203 050
E-mail: ses@ses.fi
www: www.ses.fi

NonStop Sales AB
Döbelnsgatan 24, SE 113 52, Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 673 9989, +46 8 673 9980
Fax: +46 8 673 9988
E-mail: info@nonstopsales.net
www: www.nonstopsales.net

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
   
Director: Aku Louhimies
Screenplay: Katja Kallio, Aku Louhimies, from Kallio´s novel
Dir. of Photography: Heikki Färm
Music: Leri Leskinen
Editor: Samu Heikkilä
Producer: Jarkko Hentula, Ilkka Matila, Marko Röhr
Production: MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy
Cast: Minna Haapkylä, Peter Franzén, Laura Malmivaara
Contact: MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy, The Finnish Film Foundation, NonStop Sales AB
   
www: www.kuutamolla.com

Guests

Jaana Puskala

Film Institution Rep.

Minna Haapkylä


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