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. This time a funeral. 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.
Director Tia Kouvo
Screenwriter Tia Kouvo
Main cast Tom Wenzel, Leena Uotila, Elina Knihtilä, Ria Kataja, Jarkko Pajunen
Cinematographer Jesse Jalonen
Production designer Nanna Hirvonen
Costume designer Mirva Mietala
Make-up designer Lindelotte van der Meer
Editor Okku Nuutilainen
Sound designer Jorma Kaulanen
Co-Producer Fredlk Lange and Kristina Börjeson / Vilda Bomben
Producers Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Distribution Finland Aurora Studios
World sales The Match Factory