Forest Giant

Pasi returns to his childhood town when asked to reconfigure the local plywood factory. With a child on the way with his upper-class wife, Pasi sees an opportunity – this is his ticket to climb the professional ladder in the company. On arrival, he bumps into his childhood friend Janne, who works in the factory he is about to downsize. Pasi begins to struggle with the fact that he is supposed to care for the profits – not for the people. Although the subject matter seems to be rather glum, there is some humor to be found in the story, just like in Miika Nousiainen’s bittersweet novel, which the film is based on.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Metsäjätti
  • Director
    Ville Jankeri
  • Producer
    Jukka Helle, Risto Salomaa, Markus Selin
  • Writers
    Ville Jankeri, Timo Turunen
  • Photo
    Aarne Tapola
  • Actors
    Jussi Vatanen, Sara Soulié, Hannes Suominen
  • Playtime
    1 h 27 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland
  • Production
    Solar Films
  • Distributor
    Festival import