Finland, Sweden |  114 min | 2023 | Finnish
It’s Christmas time and the family is gathered. Everything goes as usual; grandfather drinks too much and grandmother is trying to keep up everyone’s mood. After Christmas, the family members go back to their own, private lives, until it’s time for yet another family occasion. A tragicomic study on family dynamics, on loneliness and being together. On how we try to find connection, but don’t always succeed.
Family Times premiered at Berlinale encounters 2023, won the Best Film Award at RIGA IFF, LÜBECK NORDIC FILM DAYS and International Women's FF SEOUL. At Finnish Film Awards, the film won three Jussi Awards for Screenplay, Directing and Film of the Year.
Director Tia Kouvo
Screenwriter Tia Kouvo
Main cast Tom Wentzel, Leena Uotila, Elina Knihtilä, Ria Kataja, Jarkko Pajunen, Sakari Topi, Elli Paajanen, Toomas Talikka
Cinematographer Jesse Jalonen
Production designer Nanna Hirvonen
Costume designer Mirva Mietala
Make-up designer Heidi Huovinen
Editor Okku Nuutilainen
Sound designer Jorma Kaulanen
Co-Producer Fredrik Lange and Kristina Börjeson / Vilda Bomben
Producers Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Distribution Finland Aurora Studios
World sales The Match Factory
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