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THE ROOSTER AND HEN HAVE A SAUNA

Finland 1991 | 19 min | Language: Finnish
FOR ALL AGES
Directed, screenplay by: Tini Sauvo - based on her book
Cinematography: Lauri Pitkänen
Animation: Tini Sauvo
Editing: Ossi Skurnik
Music: M. A. Numminen, Jani Uhlenius
Voice cast: Elina Salo
Production: Liisa Helminen | Liisa Helminen Film Productions
Distribution: Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti
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Mikko the rooster and Kaisa the hen decide to heat the sauna, but first they have to make a birch whisk, which isn’t as easy as they thought. Many other chores have to be done as well before they can go in the sauna. On the way to make the whisk the hen gets to sing many fun songs and meet many amusing forest animals and creatures. A lot of silliness is about to happen before the sauna is ready.

I HAVE A TIGER

Finland 1979 | 16 min | Language: Finnish
FOR ALL AGES
Directed by: Liisa Helminen, Tini Sauvo
Screenplay: Liisa Helminen, Tini Sauvo, Päivi Hartzell
Cinematography: Erkki Salminen
Animation: Tini Sauvo
Editing: Liisa Helminen, Olli Soinio
Music: Antti Hytti
Voice cast: Elina Salo
Production: Tini Sauvo, Liisa Helminen | Tini Sauvo & Liisa Helminen
Distribution: Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti
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A little boy has a kind tiger named Kalle, who sleeps under the bed in the boy’s home. Kalle is the only tiger in town and it’s a secret that he lives in an apartment building with the boy’s family. What would the other residents say if they knew about Kalle?

MOLE'S TREASURE

Finland 2001 | 10 min | Language: Finnish
FOR ALL AGES
Directed, screenplay by: Tini Sauvo
Cinematography: Tero Makkonen
Animation: Tini Sauvo
Editing: Tuuli Kuittinen
Music: Jani Uhlenius
Voice cast: Vesa Mäkelä
Production: Liisa Helminen | Liisa Helminen Film Productions
Distribution: Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti
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A small mole searches for a fallen star in a nocturnal forest where everyone else already seems to have found their treasure.

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SCREENING

Thu 18 Nov at 18.15 Studio | Writer-director Tini Sauvo present at the screening

KEYWORDS

animation, classic, book to film, secrets, friendship

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Tini Sauvo

Tini Sauvo is a film director, illustrator, author, and a visual artist. She is known for the children's schoolbook illustrations she did in the 1970s and 80s. Sauvo's film debut I Have a Tiger (1979) has become a national children’s film classic. The film won the Jussi prize for the best short film in the year of its release. Sauvo's second animation film, The Rooster and the Hen Have a Sauna” (1991) is based on a folk poem, and it is scored by M.A. Numminen. Besides being a film maker, Sauvo is also a visual artist, focusing on textile art and sculpture.