Laughing Matters

Maria is recently unemployed and feels a little lost in her life. She takes part in a stand-up class in an attempt to revitalize herself after failing as a writer. She is in a pub and sees a nasty man come up with raucous, male chauvinistic jokes. As a result of that, she chooses to work hard in her standup style. By getting back at him with her own critical voice. Maria ends up on a competition tour for beginners and here she meets the same nasty guy she met that one night. Laughing Matters is a Finnish “road movie” with feminist undertones.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Naurun varjolla
  • Director
    Reetta Aalto
  • Producer
    Sari Lempiäinen
  • Writers
    Anna Ruohonen
  • Photo
    Jarkko Virtanen
  • Actors
    Elena Leeve, Joonas Saartamo, Ernest Lawson, Aino Sirje
  • Playtime
    1 h 28 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Finland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Zodiak Finland
  • Distributor
    The Finnish Film Foundation