Finland release 11/09/2015: Distractions


  • Finnish title: Häiriötekijä
  • Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
  • Screenplay: Aleksi Salmenperä, Samu Heikkilä, Jani Volanen
  • Actors: Tommi Korpela, Elina Knihtilä, Eero Ritala, Lotta Kaihua, Pirjo Lonka, Elena Leeve, Jani Volanen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Minna Haapkylä, Minna Suuronen, Laura Birn

Distracted by life, Mr. Makkonen misses his engagement party by decades. From the cradle to the grave, life keeps interrupting, not only him, but a tired mother, a doomed superhero and the rest of the comrades in this uncontrollable world. Mixing comedy and fantasy with dark stories, Distractions will deliver the laughs with strings attached.

More information at the Finnish Film Foundation


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.