Finnish film URBAN FAMILY opens domestically

Urban Family
Urban Family

The Finnish film Urban Family (Ollaan vapaita) by director Oskari Sipola premiered in Finland. In the film, Selja is in her thirties and lives in a shared flat with her friends. One day a boy appears at her door; a boy she gave up for adoption sixteen years earlier. Selja has a chance to get to know her son, but at the same time, makes a complete mess of her and her best friends’ lives. Urban Family is a new kind of music film set in the modern-day world.

The film only had 3,442 admissions over the opening weekend. In comparison, the other Finnish film Ricky Rapper and the Scrooge of Seville had 164 admissions (bringing it up to 313 823 in total).


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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.