J-P Valkeapää

Finland 102 min. min Fiction


Raisa and Joni are outsiders. Outcasts and misfits, they violate societal peace and have no understanding of their limits. They have responsibilities but no rights; they’re dreamers whose future has been foretold. Spanish première

The director will be presenting the movie.



J-P Valkeapää

(Finland, 1977) He studied film direction at the Department of Film and Television of the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, and as a student, made two award-winning short films. In 2005 Valkeapää was selected to the Cannes Film Festival’s Residence du Festival program to develop the script for The Visitor, his debut project as director.

Selected filmography: They Have Escaped (2014), The Visitor (2008), The Fall (2003, short), Eyes Closed Without Hands (2000, short)

Filmography: They Have Escaped (2014), The Visitor (2008), The Fall (2003, curt), Eyes Closed Without Hands (2000, curt)

J-P Valkeapää

Film information

Original Title: HE OVAT PAENNEET
Director: J-P Valkeapää
Script: J-P Valkeapää, Pilvi Peltola
Contact: The Finnish Film Foundation
With: Teppo Manner, Roosa Söderholm,Pelle Heikkilä, Petteri Pennilä
Country: Finland
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 102 min. min
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Catalan, English
Edition: 2015