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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Pidä Huivista Kiinni, Tatjana

Fortnight 1994, Feature film, 1 h 05

Synopsis

“Tatjana” is a road movie about the unbelievable adventures of two Finnish men , driving a black Volga station wagon trough Southern Finland some time in the mid-sixties. Valto, the owner of the car, drinks enormous amounts of coffee, Reino, a mechanic, drinks booze and blabbers endlessly. Already at the early stages of the journey, two ladies come along, one Estonian, the other Russian, and, in spite of understandable difficulties in communication and the obvious incapability of our men to approach the opposite sex, this absurd comedy gains, towards the end, some sentimental tones…

Director

Aki Kaurismäki

He was first a film critic, a screenwriter, an actor, a management assistant; he also was a producer. With his brother, he founded Villalfa production company. He wrote with him screenplays of his two first movies. They made Le Syndrome du lac Saïma. He then directed his first feature film in 1983: Crime et châtiment. He made a three part work on proletariat which was so successful in international festivals.

Kati Outinen
Kirsi Tykkyläinen
Mato Valtonen
Matti Pellonpää

Screenplay
Aki Kaurismäki, Sakkle JÄrvenpää

Image
Timo Salminen

Sound
Jouko Lumme

Editing
Aki Kaurismäki

Music
The Renegades, Veikko Tuomi, The Blazers…

Set decoration
Kari Laine, Markku Pätilä, Jukka Salmi

PRODUCTION : Sputnik Oy VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Christa Saredi World Sales

Title in Original Version : Tatjana / Take Care Of Your Scarf Tatjana