Friday Child

in 2015 Competition


Documentary | Finland | 17 min
  • Tinja Ruusuvuori
  • Tinja Ruusuvuori
  • Tiina-Mari Pitkänen
  • Milka Ahlroth Luna Leinonen-Botero

Mother and child apart from each other try to reach one another through diaries. Tinja lives with her father, dreams about cows and misses her mother, who is struggling with alcoholism but loves her daughter and wishes to one day be able to live a normal life with her.
 When Tinja visits mom, life is an adventure; dressing up as ghosts, dancing and singing quirky songs. It's a melancholic, yet hilarious story that allows the viewer to realize things are not always black and white.