Bad Women

Huonot Naiset

Sat 09 July / Pálás 3 / 19:00

2022 / Finland / 98 min / Comedy

The parish reception hall has, for years, been run faultlessly by Johanna. Her latest challenge is organising the wedding for the grandson of the parish council chairwoman. The night before the wedding, Johanna’s preparations are interrupted when a group of freezing Russian sex workers – whose minibus has broken down – knock on her door.
“A perfect festival comedy sure to illicit lots of laughter. Economically crafted and elegantly told.” — WF

When Johanna has to hire Irina, one of the Russian women, the truth is close to coming out. Working with the unashamed Irina makes Johanna view her own life choices in a new light. Encouraged by Johanna, the villagers also take a look at their own attitudes, and the truth clears the air in one fell swoop.

International Premiere

Followed by Q&A with director Niklas Lindgren.

Director: Niklas Lindgren
Writers: Karoliina Lindgren & Niklas Lindgren
Producer: Miia Haavisto
Cast: Leea Klemola, Emma Kilpimaa, Rea Mauranen & Anna Ackerman

Principal funder