Directed by: Roope Olenius
Starring: Veera W. Vilo (Irina), Saara Elina (Maaria), Miikka J. Anttila (Pertti)
Country: Finland, Scandinavian Cinema
Language: Finnish (Eng Subs)
Genres: Sexual-Violence against Women, Commune
Plot – Spoilers:
Irina is studying to be a textile professional, but her mind can’t reconcile with the capitalistic aspects of all the theory she often needs to sit through in class. Her negativity is further fueled by a recent breakup and so when she receives a job offer to work at a small textile company in Kyrsyä located in the middle of nowhere, she quietly hops on a bus.
At Kyrsyä she finds herself in a commune where the people talk like they live inside a folk tale and act like they’ve been away from sun and air for far too long. But the idyllic settings of the place softens their weirdness and their strong distrust of the big world is charming and agreeable to Irina’s melancholic phase. So even though she witnesses a few intimidating events, her light contempt for the people there fills her with the confidence that she’s a big girl who can handle herself…