The Woodcutter Story

MENA premiere (Middle East and North Africa)

Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany | Finnish | Color | 98 m
Subtitles: English, Arabic

Pepe is a woodcutter in an idyllic small town in Finland. In the span of a couple of days, a series of tragic events gradually destroys his happy life. But he seems to be hiding a secret.


Mikko Myllylahti  

Bio: He graduated as a MA in Screenwriting and Fiction Directing from ELO Helsinki Film School. He has written four collections of poetry that have been published in Finland and have won prizes and gained critical acclaim. His short films include THE TIGER (Cannes Critics’ Week) and LOVE IN VAIN (Locarno). His first feature script was Juho Kuosmanen’s debut THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI M KI, which won award of Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2016. His feature film directorial debut THE WOODCUTTER STORY has been selected to L’Atelier Cannes, Toronto Filmmaker Lab 2018, and Berlinale Script Station 2015.