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Bakerman - Denmark - North American Premiere
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Bakerman - Denmark - North American Premiere

Directed by: David Noel Bourke

Country: Denmark

Premiere: North American Premiere

Never corner a baker...

Jens has accepted far too much for too long. Being the shy night-owl he is, he keeps to himself, but the world will not let him be. The new master baker's quality starts
slackening, and when a bunch of yobs one day smash the window of Jens's car, he takes one of them out. Intoxicated by his own new unexpressed vigour, Jens comes out of his shell, but the destructive driving force leads him towards a free fall.

Headed by the always solid Mikkel Vadsholdt (The Sunfish), who here manages to arouse our empathy in a role of a reserved man who has difficulty coping with the light of day.

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Nothing But The Wind - Sweden/Bosnia - North American Premiere
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Nothing But The Wind - Sweden/Bosnia - North American Premiere

Directed by: Timur Makarevic

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Poland, Romania

Premiere: North American Premiere

What's that saying? The heart is where home is? Home is where the heart is? Vedran is a Bosnian-born Swede, forced to re-visit his hometown 18 years after leaving it. Against his will, Sarajevo is changing him. But that does not make him less Swedish or more Bosnian, just more himself.

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Man and a baby - Finland - International Premiere
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Man and a baby - Finland - International Premiere

Directed by: Marja Pyykkö

Country: Finland

Premiere: International Premiere

A comedy about a man who is left alone with a baby. “Goodbye sex, nights in a bar and journalistic gigs. Welcome puke towels, artificial mother’s milk and Teletubbies. But where in hell can a man from the Stone Age find the maternal genes?” The life of Antti Pasanen, a journalist, is in order. His wife is just about to give birth. Until, in front of the Maternity Hospital, everything changes. With a sniveling bundle in his arms, Antti sees the taillights of a taxi fading away, with his wife Pia in the backseat and their future as a core family in jeopardy. The life in terms of the baby – aka Paavo Pasanen – begins and little does Antti know what it demands from him…

Man and A Baby is NIFF 2017's Opening Night Film

Followed by a Q and A with
Anna-Maija Tuokko (Actress)
Markus Selin (Producer)
Marja Pyykkö (Director)
Petteri Summanen (Lead Actor)

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