Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

Heart of the Land (Toivola)

Heart of the Land (Toivola)

  • Kaisa Astikainen
  • 30 minutes
  • 2016
  • Finland
  • Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

Sponsored by Farms at Work

2016 Tampere International Short Film Festival, Student Prize Finnish Short Film Under 30 Minutes

A gentle, hard-working farming couple in Finland love their rural life but they are facing retirement.

A couple runs a small dairy farm in the heart of the Finnish countryside. The work of generations will soon come to its end, as retirement approaches and there’s no one left to continue family traditions. For one last year everything continues the same; the seasons change, and the days are filled with labour. This is a film about love for the land, the richness of everyday life, and the sadness of letting go.