WATCH THE BEAUTIFUL TRAILER OF LAND OF HOPE, DIRECTED BY MARKKU PÖLÖNEN

The premiere date is October 26th 2018.

Watch the trailer of the new feature film Land of hope, directed by Markku Pölönen. It is the first movie by Pölönen in 10 years; the premiere date is October 26th, 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynBaGWSuR1M

Land of hope is a love story, covering a 7-year period from the end of the WWII in 1945 to the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. Lovers Anni and Veikko start a settlement farm, ploughing their land to the uncultivated wilderness, starting from scratch.

In the lead roles are Oona Airola, known from the awarded feature film “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” and Konsta Laakso, a many-time collaborator of Pölönen from the theater stages. Land of hope is based on the original idea of Markku Pölönen, who has also written the screeplay with Antti Heikkinen. Paula Vesala has contributed as a dramaturg. The Solar Films movie is produced by Rimbo Salomaa, Markus Selin and Jukka Helle.

The ensemble cast includes a lot of renowned actors, such as Marjaana Maijala, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Antti Virmavirta, Mika Nuojua, Sanna-Kaisa Palo and Marja Packalén.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Director
Markku Pölönen

Screenplay by
Markku Pölönen and Antti Heikkinen

Producers
Rimbo Salomaa, Markus Selin and Jukka Helle

Executive producer
Jukka Vidgren

Production
Solar Films and Suomen Filmiteollisuus SF

Distribution
Nordisk Film

Leading roles
Konsta Laakso
Oona Airola

Supporting roles
Antti Virmavirta
Marjaana Maijala
Mika Nuojua
Hannu-Pekka Björkman
Sanna-Kaisa Palo
Marja Packalén

Synopsis
Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life of a pioneer, in the wild forests of northern Karelia, in a settlement farm. After a rosy start, the fate crushes Anni’s dreams and her love for Veikko is put to a test.

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