Home Sick


Home Sick

17-years old Sami is taken to a mental hospital.
The boy doesn’t talk or show his feelings. Sami’s mother does not accept
that her son was involuntarily taken from her. Sami would certainly be much better at home.

Sami’s new roommate Rudolf would prefer staying at the hospital for good.
A strange relationship develops between the two boys.
A dedicated nurse, Taneli takes effort to reach Sami and find out what has caused his illness.

Homesick is a film about vulnerability, care and hope.

Runtime: 85 min


Cannes Film Festival, Marché du Film, France, May 2005

Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland, Jun 2005

New Norwegian Film Festival Haugesund, Norway, Aug 2005, NOMINATED FOR NORDIC DEBYTANT AMANDA

Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy,Finland, Sept 2005

Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck, Germany, Nov 2005, IN COMPETITION

The International Film Festival “Pure dreams — Deboshir Film VIII”, St Petersburg, Russia, Nov 2005, IN COMPETITION

Roshd International Film Festival, Iran, Nov 2005

Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, Nov 2005

Castellinaria, International Festival of Films for Youth, Bellinzona, Switzerland, Nov 2005, IN COMPETITION

Black Nigths Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, Nov-Dec 2005

Scandinavian Film Festival, LA, CA, USA, Jan 2006

Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway, Jan 2006

Berlinale, European Film Market, Germany, Feb 2006

BUFF International Children´s Film Festival, Malmö, Sweden, March 2006

Nordic film festival, Helsingborg, Sweden, March-Apr 2006

Kristiansand International Children´s Film Festival,Norway, Apr-May 2006

Finnish Film Week, Moscow, Russia, Apr 2006

Aarhus Festival of Indipendant Arts, Denmark, Apr 2006

Zlin 2006 – 46th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Czech Republic, May-Jun 2006

Ariff, Hungary, May-Jun 2006, IN COMPETITION

FICI, Madrid, Spain, Nov 2007, IN COMPETITION




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