‘Women are not always nice and beautiful’: An interview with Nina Laurio about OFF THE MAP

Off the Map is a Finnish road movie about two women: one running from her boyfriend’s affair and a little girl running from her living conditions. Not quite a comedy and not quite a drama, Off the Map is a healthy combination of the two and another shining example in contemporary Finnish cinema. We sat down with the films producer and scriptwriter, Nina Laurio, to talk about the film’s themes.

Can you please tell me about Off the Map?

I started writing the script when I was . . .


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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.