NIFF will be held in New York in October. The movie premieres in Finland on the 6th of October 2017. The main cast includes Petteri Summanen, Marja Salo, Niko Saarela, Ria Kataja, Ulla Tapaninen, Hannele Lauri, Juha Muje, Marjaana Maijala, Anna-Maija Tuokko and Pihla Viitala.

Man and a Baby, a Solar Films production, has been chosen to the competition series of Nordic International Film Festival. The movie, directed by Marja Pyykkö, will compete in the category of the best Nordic film. The festival is held in New York between 12th and 14th of October and the movie will have its first screening at the opening event of the festival. Director Marja Pyykkö, producer Markus Selin and the leading role actor Petteri Summanen will attend the festival.

More information about the festival can be found at:

Man and a Baby is based on the popular novel with the same title by Eve Hietamies. This side-splitting comedy will premiere in Finland on the 6th of October 2017. The main cast includes Petteri Summanen and Marja Salo. The supporting cast includes well-famed actors, such as Ria Kataja, Marjaana Maijala, Niko Saarela, Juha Muje, Ulla Tapaninen, Hannele Lauri, Anna-Maija Tuokko, Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen, Minttu Mustakallio, Leea Klemola, Ona Kamu and Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä.

The screenplay is written by the director Marja Pyykkö and author Marko Leino. The movie is produced by Markus Selin and Jukka Helle and it will be distributed by Nordisk Film.


directed by
Marja Pyykkö

written by
Marko Leino and Marja Pyykkö
based on the novel by Eve Hietamies

produced by
Markus Selin and Jukka Helle

distributed by
Nordisk Film

selected crew
photography by Konsta Sohlberg F.S.C.
production design by Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen
sound design by Panu Riikonen
wardrobe design by Tiina Kaukanen
make-up design by Kata Launonen
edited by Harri Ylönen
music by Antti Lehtinen

A comedy about a man, who is left alone with a baby. “Goodbye sex, bar nights and writing gigs. Hello burb cloths, breast-milk substitutes and Teletubbies. But where in hell will an old man like this find the ancient maternal genes?”
Marriage. Mortgage. Car. Antti Pasanen works as a journalist. His life is all hunky dory, his wife is on the last stages of pregnancy. Until, in front of the Maternity Clinic, everything suddenly changes. With a sniffing bundle in his arms, Antti sees the tail lights of a taxi fading away – with his wife Pia and their future as a core family in the backseat. Life on the terms of the baby, aka Paavo Pasanen, begins. Little does Antti know what it will demand from him.

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