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Summerside International's film slate at AFM 2016

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The most successful Finnish film in theatres, n.1 for box office in Finland,  with an acclaimed cast and direction, now added to Summerside International's film slate.

 
 
 

 


RICKY RAPPER AND THE NIGHTHAWK
RISTO RÄPPÄÄJÄ JA YÖHAUKKA

 

When out digging for angleworms one day, Ricky Rapper happens to find a treasure, and an archaeological excavation is initiated at the scene. Soon after it’s found, a valuable ring dating back to the Iron Age disappears and it seems certain that a thieving nighthawk is in the neighbourhood, scavenging the excavation. The case has an astonishing twist when is turns out that Rose Rapper is involved and Leonard Lindberg ends up being arrested and put behind bars. Does Elvy have hidden secrets in her past, and why on earth does even Nelly start acting weird? Ricky intends to get to the bottom of it all. He turns into an international adventurer who embarks on a hunt for the mysterious nighthawk.

 
 

DIRECTOR: TIMO KOIVUSALO 
SCRIPT: SINIKKA NOPOLA & TIINA NOPOLA 
MUSIC: ESA NIEMINEN 
CAST: SAMUEL SHIPWAY, SANNI PAATSO, VESA VIERIKKO, MINTTU MUSTAKALLIO, RIITTA HAVUKAINEN, LAURA MALMIVAARA, VILLE MYLLYRINNE, RINNA PAATSO, SULEVI PELTOLA & RISTO SALMI 
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ARTISTA FILMI OY 
DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY NORDIC  

 
 

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A N N A
Country:   Canada  
Director:  Charles Olivier Michaud  
Cast:        Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Anna Mouglalis, Pascale Bussières, Xiao Sun
 
SYNOPSIS:

Anna is an independent photojournalist investigating a human trafficking and child prostitution network in Asia. On her journey to the root of all evil, she meets Sam, a fixer who will intervene decisively in her destiny. Sam is a fighter in every sense, whose motives are never completely clear. Although she has always managed to keep a distance with her subjects and their sufferings, she becomes her own subject. Raped, tortured and left for dead in an alley, Anna regains consciousness weeks later in Montréal. She has to learn to live with the trauma they inflected her. From Montréal, Anna continues to investigate and discovers some disturbing facts about the extension of the network, reaching far beyond Asia, and Sam’s involvement. Anna is a thriller that explores revenge, responsibility and redemption, a dark journey in the intimacy of a woman trying to break a cycle of violence.

TRAILER:            
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPT8WuwVNoM
INFO:                  
http://www.summerside-international.com/anna-by-charles-olivier-michaud/

 

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CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN
Country:   USA | Ghana | 2016
Director:  Priscilla Anany
Cast:        Rukiyat Masud, Grace Omaboe, Akofa Edjeani, Adjetey Annang, Agbeko Mortty (Bex)

SYNOPSIS:

Against the picturesque Ghanaian backdrop, Children of the Mountain is an honest exploration of a mother’s will in the face of much adversity. When her baby is born with a cleft lip, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, Essuman is led to believe that she has a ‘dirty womb.’ Her promising future as a wife and mother is shattered as her lover disowns her and the community eyes her with suspicion. In a Ghana of old wives' tales and superstition, such deformities in the child are surely the work of the devil. As Essuman searches for a cure to her son’s illness, she encounters futility at the hospitals and dubious religious leaders and medicine men. In these dire times, she oscillates between having the utmost devotion to her son and controversial attempts at self-preservation. However, in the rural mountains of Ghana—where the souls of children are said to wait—their future may contain hope. Priscilla Anany's debut feature is a thoughtful and visually-luscious film and a story of the human spirit.

INFO:                 
http://www.summerside-international.com/children-of-the-mountain/

 

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S N O W  
Country:    Bulgaria/Ukraine
Director:    Ventsislav Vasilev
Cast:         Krassimir Dokov, Ovanes Torosyan, Plamen Velikov, Vladimir Yamnenko
 
SYNOPSIS:

Two brothers - Lyubaka and Gosho, and their two sons - Bobby and Marti, rob a post office. After the robbery Lyubaka runs away with the money. He will soon be found dead; the money has disappeared without a trace. The others will do everything they can to find it quickly. Bobby also wants to find out the truth about his father's death. To do this, he has to go back to sad memories from his childhood home. That's where he has to look for the cause of the complicated relations among the four men. When events start fitting together like pieces of a puzzle, Bobby will discover the terrifying truth and face a tough choice: to take revenge for his father's death, or to forgive.

TRAILER:           
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88rPVeV7m9c
INFO:                
http://www.summerside-international.com/snow/

 

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TORO
Country:   Germany
Director:   Martin Hawie
Cast:        Paul Wollin, Miguel Dagger, Leni Speidel

SYNOPSIS:
Toro black and white photography narretes the story of two very uniqual rejects. The volatile boxer Toro and the sensible Victor earn their living on prostitution. While Toro wants to save up for a better future together in his native Poland, Victor collapses over his drug consumption, succumbing to debts and putting their friendship at play.

TRAILER:         
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr-_20eXHuY
INFO:              
http://www.summerside-international.com/toro/

 

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ONLY FOR THE WEEKEND
Country:    Italy
Director:   Director Kobayashi (Gianfranco Gaioni)
Cast:         Alessandro Roja, Stefano Fresi, Francesca Inaudi, Matilde Gioli
 

SYNOPSIS:
It looks like Vegas, but it's Milan: Aldo Broggi, a copywriter addicted to psychiatric drugs, get dumped by his sexually unsatisfied wife. That's when he will meet an old crook friend of him, that will throw everybody in a series of situations, completely out of control. Illegal gambling houses, sexy women, mysterious briefcases, swimming pools. Total madness? Maybe...
 

TRAILER:         
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijxsPBf8xI
INFO:              
http://www.summerside-international.com/only-for-the-weekend/

 

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URBAN FAMILY
Country:     Finland
Director:    Oskari Sipola
Cast:          Maria Ylipää, Johannes Brotherus, Riku Nieminen
 

SYNOPSIS:
Selja is in her thirties and lives in a shared flat with her friends. One day a boy appears at her door; a boy she gave up for adoption sixteen years earlier.  Selja has a chance to get to know her son, but at the same time, makes a complete mess of her and her best friends’ lives. Urban Family is a new kind of music film set in the modern-day world.

TRAILER:            
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM_AigTtjRw
INFO:                 
http://www.summerside-international.com/urban-family/

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 

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