Concrete Night | TIFF

Concrete Night

Betoniyö (Finland, Sweden, Denmark)

Directed by:
Pirjo Honkasalo
Cast:
Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Juhan Ulfsak, Anneli Karppinen
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2014
Category:
Synopsis:

The protagonist of the film is a 14-year-old boy named Simo who is still searching for a sense of self and the ability to protect himself from his surroundings. Simo and his big brother Ilkka are the sons of a helpless and unpredictable single mother. Ilkka has one day of freedom left before starting his prison sentence. The mother persuades Simo to spend the last night with his brother.

Festivals
Toronto 2013 (Master Series), Sankt Petersburg 2013, Warsaw 2013, Salonic 2013, Leeds 2013, Goteborg 2014

Awards
Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography - Jussi Awards 2014
 

 

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