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Solar Films is a Helsinki-based production company founded in 1995. It is the leading production company in Finland in the field of feature films.
Solar Films concentrates primarily on films with strong commercial and international potential with wide range of genres for wide audience, producing and co-producing also art house films, films from upcoming talent and TV drama.
Besides films and TV drama, Solar Films has also produced thousands of hours of varied TV entertainment for all Finnish TV channels. The company has a long history in international co-productions and its films have been distributed in over 50 countries worldwide.
Solar Films is owned by Scandinavian media company Egmont and Markus Selin. Films by Solar Films have been awarded both in Finland and internationally: altogether 44 Jussi Awards (Finnish Oscar), 9 audience poll wins and several prizes at tens of film festivals worldwide. Over 30 of the company’s films have been box office hits, ranked #1 domestically. The most successful producer in the re-birth of popular Finnish cinema, Markus Selin, was chosen as the producer of the year in Finland in 1999. Under his and Jukka Helle’s management, Solar Films has become the leading production company in Finland in the fields of drama and entertainment.
THE RENOVATION 2020
Director: Taneli Mustonen
Screenplay: Taneli Mustonen and Aleksi Hyvärinen, based on the original screenplay by Atle Antonsen and Arild Fröhlich
Cast: Kiti Kokkonen, Sami Hedberg
In the film, the couple, inherits the house of their dreams. For a while, they live in the belief that luck kicked them properly. But: the house demands a little bit of renovating. Soon the couple finds themselves in the middle of an all-time renovation.
FOREST GIANT 2020
Director: Ville Jankeri
Screenplay: Ville Jankeri and Timo Turunen, based on the original novel by Miika Nousiainen
Cast: Jussi Vatanen, Sara Soulié, Anu Sinisalo, Hannes Suominen
Promotion in his mind, Pasi takes on the task of making the plywood factory more efficient in his birth town. Things get complicated when Pasi meets his childhood friend at the factory. Before the fate of the factory is known, we listen to metal, concentrate on politics, weigh friendships and face the past. Also, Pasi starts a family with Linda. Forest Giant is based on Miika Nousiainen’s successful novel of the same name.
RICKY RAPPER AND THE FAKE VINCENT 2020
Director: Maria Sid
Screenplay: Sinikka Nopola, Tiina Nopola, Josefina Rautiainen, Maria Sid
Cast: Silmu Ståhlberg, Lumi Kallio, Minka Kuustonen, Jenni Kokander, Ylermi Rajamaa, Kristiina Halttu, Mika Nuojua, Eero Ritala
Serena Rapper receives a remarkable prophecy that there is a reborn genius in her family. After finding Ricky’s drawing, she is sure Ricky is the reborn Vincent van Gogh, as Ricky uses colors wildly and has red hair. Aunt Fran is also excited about the idea, in the hope of success. Serena decides to show Ricky’s drawing to the director of the art museum, who unexpectedly offers to take Ricky to her home to study drawing. But when Ricky doesn’t return from the house of the director of the museum, Nelly and Lennart’s doubts arise. At the same time, a strange coincidence emerges; a sketch of van Gogh’s painting is found in Finland! An exciting series of events kicks off and takes Ricky, Nelly and Lennart to a villa, hosted by a mysterious couple. But why are Serena and Aunt Fran suspected to be art counterfeiters? Fortunately, the janitor of the museum, Herkules Poironen is an avid amateur detective and helps Ricky and Nelly to solve the riddle.