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Family Time

트레일러 재생

Tia KOUVO

  • Finland, Sweden
  • 2023
  • 116min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

Asian Premiere

SYNOPSIS

A family gathers for the holidays, but before long starts falling apart. After Christmas, everyone separates and returns to their everyday lives. Tia Kouvo’s humorous yet poignant debut explores a question we can all relate to: Are we destined to remain stuck in the same patterns, or can we ever change and at last become a happy family? 

PROGRAM NOTE

Three generations come together under a single roof to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Grandma Ella has to take care of her daughters, son-in-laws, and grandchildren all on her own, without assistance from her alcoholic husband, Lasse. Meanwhile, Grandpa Lasse, constantly stirs up trouble. He drinks too much not to even manage to hold a spoon. He spends his days lying alone in bed, only to make a scene when his granddaughter Hilda starts singing a song for the family.
Family Time, a debut feature of Finish rookie director Tina Kouvo, stares at the lives of women shouldering the burden called family. The film employs minimal camera movement, focusing the lens on the silent efforts of these women. The film is divided into two parts: the first part depicts the fuss of the family during the holiday time, while the latter showcases the ordinary days of female characters after returning to their home. Kuovo pays special attention to the images of doors and windows, which seems to metaphor a fine line between the mutual understanding between family members and their ruptures. An expanded version of the director’s short film, Family Time was selected for the 2023 Berlinale Encounters, a section akin to Un Certain Regard of Festival de Cannes, and world premiered in Berlin. [BAE Dongmi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
101 2023-08-25 | 13:30 - 15:26 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1
510 2023-08-29 | 16:00 - 17:56 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 GV

Director

  • Tia KOUVO

    Tia Kouvo is a director and screenwriter with a background in social psychology. Family Time is her debut feature film and it premiered at Berlinale in 2023. After the premiere, it has been screened at the prestigious New Directors/New Films -festival organized by MoMa and Lincoln Center, and gotten awarded at Transilvania International Film Festival, Brussels International Film Festival and Cinema Jove. 

Credit

  • ProducerJussi RANTAMÄKI, Elina KNIHTILÄ, Fredrik LANGE, Kristina BÖRJESON
  • Cast Tom WENTZEL, Leena UOTILA, Elina KNIHTILÄ, Ria KATAJA, Jarkko PAJUNEN
  • Screenwriter Tia KOUVO
  • Cinematographer Jesse JALONEN
  • Editor Okku NUUTILAINEN
  • Sound Jorma KAULANEN
  • Production Design Nanna HIRVONEN

CONTACT

The Match Factory | Valentina BRONZINI | valentina.bronzini@matchfactory.de