Goodbye Tornio

Goodbye Tornio is a beautiful short documentary about being young, leaving home and figuring it out on your own. The film follows the life of an 18-year-old Vilma on her last weekend in her hometown Tornio, a small place in Lapland. Situated between a river and the sea, in Northern Finland.

Vilma graduates from school, parties with her parents, siblings and friends and receives unwanted advice from emotional adults. All while she mentally prepares herself for the next step. Her dream, moving to the big city of Helsinki, a 10-hour drive away from her hometown. Goodbye Tornio is a vivid depiction of these rare moments in life when everything is just about to change for good.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Hei hei Tornio
  • Director
    Emilia Hernesniemi
  • Producer
    Eveliina Mauno
  • Writers
    Emilia Hernesniemi
  • Photo
    Iiris Heikka
  • Actors
    Vilma Tihinen
  • Playtime
    15 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Finland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Aalto ELO Film School
  • Distributor
    Aalto ELO Film School