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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Koirat eivät käytä housuja

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h45
World premiere

Synopsis

Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being.

Director

Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

J-P Valkeapää, born in 1977, is a critically acclaimed and awarded Finnish film director. Debut feature The Visitor was selected to CineMart (Rotterdam), developed at Cannes’ Cinéfondation and premiered in Venice. Valkeapää’s second feature They Have Escaped premiered at Venice and Toronto. The film was nominated for seven National Finnish Awards Jussi, of which it won four, including Best Film and Best Direction.

Ester Geislerová
Ilona Huhta
Jani Volanen
Krista Kosonen
Oona Airola
Pekka Strang

screenplay
Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää, Juhana Lumme

photography
Pietari Peltola

sound
Micke Nyström

production design
Kaisa Mäkinen

editing
Mervi Junkkonen

music
Michal Nejtek

production
Helsinki Filmi
Korkeavuorenkatu 25A1
00130 Helsinki – Finlande
T : +358 40 663 4557
helen.vinogradov@helsinkifilmi.fi
www.helsinkifilmi.fi

coproduction
Tasse Film (Lettonie)

foreign sales
The Yellow Affair
Korkeavuorenkatu 25A1
00130 Helsinki – Finlande
T: +358 50 360 0350
karoliina@yellowaffair.com
www.yellowaffair.com

Title in Original Version :
Les chiens ne portent pas de pantalons
Dogs Don't Wear Pants

Cannes projection

May 21
8h45
Théâtre Croisette

21h00
Théâtre Croisette

May 22
16h30
Cinéma Alexandre III

22h30
Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1

Press release

the Finnish director proves once again that he is – thank heavens – a sick, sick man /// Cineuropa