Jenni Toivoniemi

Jenni Toivoniemi

Finland

In my films I want to dig deep into the ugliness, but I think it’s way too easy to just show the grim side of things. I always try to walk towards the light, at least when it’s possible. I want my films to feel like a conversation with a good friend. Comforting but brutally honest. There has to be both compassion and moments of distance: taking a step back and showing the absurdity of how we behave. And somewhere there my humour is born.