One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland, a commitment-phobic party animal, Aurora, meets Iranian Darian. Darian suddenly asks her to marry him. Darian needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. Aurora turns him down, as she is busy working as a nail technician and plans to move to Norway, away from her shit life. However, after meeting his sweet daughter, Aurora agrees to help him. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close. When the perfect wife candidate comes along, Darian and Aurora are faced with a difficult choice: pretend to be happy or to finally stop running.

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Miia Tervo


Director: Miia Tervo
Producer: Max Malka
Screenwriter: Miia Tervo
Cinematographer: Arsen Sarkisiants
Editor: Antti Reikko
Production Designer: Kari Kankaanpää
Sound Designer: Micke Nyström
Music: Laura Naukkarinen, Jaakko Laitinen
Principal Cast: Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Miitta Sorvali, Chike Ohanwe, Ria Kataja


Level K
Public Film Contact
Max Malka
Dionysos Films
Publicity Contact
Linda Brown
Sales Agent
Level K / Niklas Teng

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Year: 2019
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Screening Section: Global
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Language: Finnish
Runtime: 105:00 mins