A comedy about the the tragedy of being forever young.
An old group of friends gathers to celebrate Mitzi’s surprise birthday party over a nostalgic weekend at an idyllic seaside villa - just like they used to do as teenagers. Familiar surroundings and the old rituals get to the core of the group and make them forget their adulthood. Revelations, not meant to harm the balance, make them reassess their past as well as their present.
Games People Play in cinemas in Finland 21st of August 2020
A feature film. Duration 117 minutes. Premiere 1/2020. Content rating: Over 12 years.
Script, directing Jenni Toivoniemi Production Tuffi Films, Venla Hellstedt & Elli Toivoniemi Collaboration Helsinki Film Sound Ltd Cinematographer Jarmo Kiuru Editor Samu Heikkilä Production Design Milja Aho Costume Design Jouni Mervas Make-up Design Kata Launonen Funding Yle, The Finnish Film Foundation, Creative Europe Media Main cast Laura Birn, Emmi Parviainen, Paula Vesala, Iida-Maria Heinonen, Eero Milonoff, Christian Hillborg, Samuli Niittymäki, Paavo Kinnunen
Movie Theatre Distribution Nordisk Film
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Jenni Toivoniemi took part in Cine Qua Non Lab in Mexico and Toronto Film Lab in 2017 with this project.
Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 2020
Gothenburg International Film Festival, Nordic Film competition (world premiere), 2020
Baltic Film Prize, Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 2020
Prize of the Friends of the Nordic Film Days Lubeck, Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 2020