The Painting Sellers

Not available for screening anymore

    The Painting Sellers

    Taulukauppiaat

    Directed by

    Finland

    2010

    59 min

    • Finnish

    Drama

    It's almost Christmas, but these three people are still on the road. Their products don’t sell, the car is a wreck and the weather is freezing. Moreover, there is a problem: how to cope with an emerging friendship?

    Awards

    • Special mention, IndieLisboa

    Credits

    Cast
    Teppo Manner
    Auli Mantila
    Tuomas Airola
    Cinematography
    J-P Passi
    Editing
    Jussi Rautaniemi
    Production
    AAMU FILMCOMPANY
    Juho Kuosmanen

    Juho Kuosmanen

    Finland

    I don't have strong directions for the actors. By giving up a bit of control, you get nice details and surprises and it brings the scene alive... Casting is for me the core of the director's work.

    Juho Kuosmanen (1979) is Helsinki based filmmaker from Kokkola. After graduating from ELO Helsinki Film School he has directed films, theatre and opera. Juho has directed short films such as ROADMARKERS (3rd prize in Cannes Cinéfondation 2007) and CITIZENS (Silver Leopard in Locarno 2008).

    His graduation film THE PAINTING SELLERS won the 1st prize in Cannes Cinéfondation 2010 and was nominated for five Finnish Film Academy Awards, including Best Directing and Best Film of the year. His first feature, THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI, won the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes IFF.

    Selected Filmography