Black Ice

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Black Ice

Black Ice is a suspenseful drama about an unlikely relationship between two women. The story takes place in Helsinki and it’s surroundings.
The main characters, Saara and Tuuli, are irresistable and unpredictable women of equal strength. Saara is a gynaecologist at the verge of her 40th birthday.
She is married to Leo, an architect and a lecturer at
the University of Technology.

Saara suspects her husband of having an affair. Tuuli is a 25-year-old student in architecture, her boyfriend is the lecturer, Leo. Everything would be fine, if only Leo could be man enough to sort things out with his “almost ex” -wife.

Runtime: 99 min

Festivals

58th International Film Festival,Berlinale, IN COMPETITION, Berlin Germany February 2008

XXVI Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay,Montevideo, March 15th to 30th, 2008

Cannes International Film Festival, France, 14.–25.5.2008

24th Festroia, Portugal, 6.–15.6.2008

Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland, 11.–15.6.2008

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, 20.–27.6.2008

Brussels European Film Festival, Belgium, 28.6.–6.7.2008

Palic IFF, Serbia, 19.–25.7.2008, IN COMPETITION

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 19.7.2008

Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, 28.7.–1.8.2008

The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund, 16.–23.8.2008

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finland, 19.–24.8.2008

New Nordic Films, Haugesund, Norway, 21.–24.8.2008

9th Calgary International Film Festival, Canada 18.–28.9.2008

24th Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland, 10.–19.10.2008

Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton, NY, USA, 15.–19.10.2008

Canberra International Film Festival, Australia, 28.10.–9.11.2008

Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany, 29.10.–2.11.2008

Sevilla International Film Festival, Spain, 2.–10.11.2008

Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 4.–16.11.2008

Taipei Golden Horse TIFF, Taiwan, 6.–21.11.2008

Kolkata Film Festival, India, 10.–17.11.2008

Scanorama, Vilnius, Lithuania, 13.–30.11.2008

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 13.11.–7.12.2008

Euro Film Festival MUCES Segovia FF, Spain, 19.–25.11.2008

15th Osaka European Film Festival, Japan, November 2008

Goa International Film Festival of India, 22.11.–2.12.2008

International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia, 28.11.–6.12.2008

Finnish Film Week in St. Petersburg, Russia, 28.11.–3.12.2008

International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia, 28.11.–6.12.2008

Plus Camerimage, Lodz, Poland, 29.11.–6.12.2008

Finnish Film Week in Petroskoi, Russia, 3.–7.12.2008

Finnish Film Week, Kinop Muranow, Poland, 15.–17.12.2008

Pune International Film Festival, India, 8.–15.1.2009

Finnish Film Week in Moscow, Russia, 27.1.–1.2.2009

Hong Kong International Film Festival, 22.3.–13.4.2009
Cinema ZED, in Leuven, Belgium, 15.–21.4.2009

Mosaico Film Fest, Ravenna, Italy, 20.–25.4.2009

Newport Beach Film Festival, USA, 23.–30.4.2009

Skandinavische Filmtage Bonn, Germany, 23.–30.4.2009

EuroCine 27, Brussels, Belgium, 9.5.2009

Finnish Days, Cinamon Cinema, Tartu, Estonia, 14.–17.5.2009

Tokyo EU Film Festival, Japan, 29.5.–15.6.2009

The American-Scandinavian Foundation Recent Film Series, NY, USA, 3.–20.6.2009

15th Film and Art Festival “Film Summer”, Poland, 6.–12.7.2009

The Seattle Nordic Light´s Film Festival, USA, 23.–24.10.2009

EU Film Festival, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Canada, November 2009

Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Nordic Lights Film Fest, USA, 21.11.2009

Awards

Filmiaura ry. , Jussi Awards 2008, Best Picture, Best Director, Best original Script, Best Editing, Best Female actress, Best Music/Score

24th Festroia, Portugal, 6.–15.6.2008, Best Actress (Ria Kataja and Outi Mäenpää)

Cast

Saara

Outi Mäenpää

Tuuli

Riia Kataja

Leo

Martti Suosalo

Ilkka

Ville Virtanen

Lea

Sara Paavolainen

Crew

Director

Petri Kotwica

Script

Petri Kotwica

Cinematography

Harri Räty

Editing

Jukka Nykänen

Music

Eicca Toppinen

Audio

Christian Riegel

Producers

Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho, Steffen Reuter, Patrick Knippel, Leander Carell

Production

Making Movies Oy, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv Bmbh

Contact

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