Magazine article Screen International

'21 Ways' Producer Wins Finnish Award

Magazine article Screen International

'21 Ways' Producer Wins Finnish Award

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Producer Riina Hyytiä named producer of the year at Finnish Film Week.

At the closing gala of the Finnish Film Week (Sept 20-26), producer Riina Hyytiä was named Producer of the Year for Johanna Vuoksenmaa's divorce comedy 21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage (21 tapaa pilata avioliitto).

The comedy is the first Finnish feature by a female director to exceed 400,000 admissions, which only four films have achieved in the last 25 years.

Organised for the fourth time as part of the Helsinki International Film Festival-Love & Anarchy included 24 domestic productions introduced by the filmmakers.

It included previews of Ulrika Bengts' Lärjungen (The Disciple - Finland's submission for the Oscars), Rax Rinnekangas' Luciferin viimeinen elämä (The Last Life of Lucifer), Pekka Lehto's Luciferin viimeinen elämä (The Surrealist and His Naughty Hand), Dome Karukoski's Leijonasydän (Heart of a Lion) and Pirjo Honkasalo's Betoniyö (Concrete Night). …

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