Children 7+Children's FilmFinnish Films


Having recently moved to a new town, Valo is bullied, and also plagued by loneliness. Things change when she rescues an abandoned German Shepherd left for dead. Valo befriends the dog and names him Roi. When a neighbour's little boy goes missing, the friends and Roi set out to solve the case.
Jorma Kurvinen wrote several Roi adventures from the 1970’s onwards. They were also the basis for popular television series. The new Roi retains the spirit of the family adventure, but modernises the plot: for example, the central character has been changed from a boy to a girl, and the setting and characters have changed.
The storytelling in Roi is smooth and professional. Filmed mainly in Raahe, the film makes skilful use of the local colour of North Ostrobothnia.


Studio Sun 20 Nov 12.00 | Tickets 6 € | WINNER OF CHILDREN'S FILM COMPETITION


Finland 2022 | 84 min
Audio: Finnish | Subtitles: English

Original title: Susikoira Roi
Director: Rane Tiukkanen
Script: Antti Kairakari, Aleksi Puranen – from the books by Jorma Kurvinen
Cinematography: Ants Martin Vahur
Cast: Elina Patrakka, Veikko Marjala, Lilli Kangas, Niilo Sämpi, Emeka Anyanwu, Aki Pelkonen, Olivia Ainali, Dennis Nylund, Elias Westerberg, Heli Haapalainen, Annika Aapalahti, Tipi
Production: Antti Kaarlela | Whatevergroup Oy,; Marko Antila, Mikko Räisänen | Lucy Loves Drama,


dogs, animals, bravery, friendship, whodunit