Pihalla

(Screwed)

Finlandia, 2017, 2K, 100', col.

director:

Nils-Erik Ekblom

Screwed

A summer of punishment awaits Miku, a shy and awkward boy of 17: his parents force him to go on holiday with them to the countryside as a punishment for having organized a house-party which ended with vandalism. The atmosphere in the cottage is certainly not happy and carefree: the imminent break-up of his parents' marriage is another contributing factor. But there is also Miku's growing sense of a dissatisfaction and unhappiness that he cannot define and is not brave enough to face. Miku meets Elias, who has a complex family background too and apparently it seems to be the only thing they have in common. Then Elias become the trigger for impulses and feelings that he has hidden for too long. Now it is too late to repress them. At first Elias is interested in Miku but then he seems to distance himself. So Miku must finally take back control of his life.

screenplay

Tom Norrgrann , Nils-Erik Ekblom

editing

Osku Tuominen , Tommi Hietaniemi, Nils-Erik Ekblom

photography

Nils-Erik Ekblom

production design

Ville Manninen

music

Tom Norrgrann , Santtu Ruuska, Karl Dumas

cast

Mikko Kauppila, Valtteri Lehtinen, Sanna Majuri, Sami Huhtala, Juho Keskitalo, Amanda Virolainen, Mirja Oksanen

producer

Tom Norrgrann

production

Ten Thousand Hearts, MSE Studio

co-producer

Marko S. Eronen

co-production

MSE Studio

 

Screwed Film
tom@screwedfilm.com
www.screwedfilm.com

 

Nils-Erik Ekblom

Biofilmography

Playwright and film director Nils-Erik Ekblom debuted in 2010 with the feature film The Ruined Eye and one year later made the short Love Between Storeys (2011). Thanks to his autobiographical film Screwed (2017), he received an honorable mention in Children's and Youth Film Prize at the Lübeck Nordic Film Days. He also won the SCIFF Award for the Best Domestic Film at the Scandinavian International Film Festival. Since he is interested in acting as well as in writing for the cinema and in directing, he plays roles in all of his films. One example is the film The Insignificant Truth (2011) by Kenneth Klaile.