International Premiere at TIFF
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Screenplay: Sami Keski-Vähälä, Mika Kaurismäki
Starring: Vesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Mari Perankoski, Irina Björklund, Peter Franzen
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki (The House of Branching Love, Three Wise Men, Brothers)
wrote, directed and produced Road North
, a darkly comic and touching road movie about a prodigal father who returns to see his son 35 years after abandoning him. Set against the vast expanse of the Finnish landscape, Road North
stars the country's leading film and music icons, Vesa-Matti Loiri and Samuli Edelmann as the estranged father and son. Comically polar opposites, the two head north in a stolen car, journeying through quirky pit-stops and shocking revelations until Timo comes to understand and empathize with his father.