The Mine

Thu 7 July / Cinemobile / 12.152016 / Finland / 97min View full programme archive2016 Focus on Finland

“Director Aleksi Salmenperä creates a smart and gritty film leaving the viewer to question their own environmental morals.”- Edinburgh IFF

Jussi, a young, ambitious civil servant, finds himself in charge of the environmental permit for a huge nickel and uranium mine in Lapland. The mine is pioneering a new method of collecting minerals, whilst creating jobs in one of the poorest areas in Scandinavia. Jussi slowly discovers that the new method has serious environmental downsides. A new application for another permit is brought to him by the same mine. An interesting job offer, and a chance of a new beginning, comes with this application. Jussi has to decide whether he will play along and, if so, with whom.

Official selection: Göteborg IFF 2016
Official selection: Edinburgh IFF 2016

Cast member Jani Volanen will attend.

Director Aleksi Salmenperä
Cast Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén
Script Pekko Pesonen
Producers Annika Sucksdorff, Aleksi Bardys

Presented with the support of the Finnish Film Foundation.