We are happy to announce that the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017 was awarded to Selma Vilhunen's beautiful mother-daughter drama Little Wing.
The film is produced by Kaarle Aho and and Kai Nordberg for Making Movies in Finland, and coproduced by Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real.
The jury said, “In Little Wing, Selma Vilhunen manages to capture big and fundamental emotions using very small gestures, and proves that she has a sensibility as a director and screenwriter beyond the ordinary. She cleverly plays with how girls and young women are often treated on film, and every time the audience senses and expects a threat to the main character Varpu, Vilhunen lets her - both literally and figuratively - steer away from the clichés. Soft and capable, Varpu roams a world where the characters are allowed to be real people who are both good and bad, and where their surroundings are simply a setting but never a theme. In Little Wing, the jury found moments of pure energy and cinematic gold, and we want to see more.”