For 18-year-old Finnish–Kosovan Fatu, a simple visit to the grocery store feels as nerve-racking as a lunar expedition. For the first time in his life, he’s wearing makeup in public. Luckily his best friend Rai, a young woman on the spectrum of autism, is there to ferociously support him through the voyage.
Other Credits: Cinematography: Iiti Yli-Harja; Production Designers: Iiti Yli-Harja, Alli Sillanpää,, Pekka Härkönen, Otto Heikola; Sound Design: Ville-Matti Koskiniemi; Music: Iiti Yli-Harja, Ville-Matti Koskiniemi
Iiti Yli-Harja (b. 1987) is a stop-motion animation artist, a documentarist and a musician. She graduated from Aalto
University, Finland as Master of Arts in 2021. Her films combine documentary material with fictional elements of stop-motion animation. She finds it valuable that even the process of making a film tries to shape the world for the better, not just the end result.
Her documentary puppet animation Real Men (2020) was awarded as the best short film at Helsinki
International Film Festival in 2020.