Once Upon a Time in a Forest

dir. Virpi Suutari / 2024 / Finland / 93min.
Driven by her love for the forest, 22-year-old Ida becomes the leader of the new Forest Movement, coming face to face with Finnish forest industry giants and confronting generational bias.

Film unfolds as a modern fairy tale in the enchanting embrace of the Finnish forest. We witness young people seamlessly woven into the fabric of nature, swimming in crystalline lakes and reveling in the calm presence of the ancient trees. This idyllic harmony is imperiled as the forest faces man-made extinction. Driven by her love for the forest, 22-year-old Ida becomes the leader of the new Forest Movement, coming face to face with Finnish forest industry giants and confronting generational bias.

duration:
93 min
country / year of production:
Finland / 2024
director:
Virpi Suutari
cinematography:
Teemu Liakka, Jani Kumpulainen
producer:
Virpi Suutari / Euphoria Film
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – Sundance FF, 2023 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2023 – TIFF Toronto
sections:
Climate for Change
competitions:
Green Warsaw Award Award for Best Cinematography All About Freedom Festival Award
tags:
ecology relations activism growing up nature

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