Hannaleena Hauru’s Mercy All the Way is screened at the International Short Film Week Regensburg, held from March 14–21.
The film is included in the special programme Powerful Women. The screenings of Mercy All the Way take place on Saturday, March 17, at 19:00 in Wintergarten, and on Tuesday, March 20, at 22:00 in Filmgalerie at Leerer Beutel.
Mercy All the Way (2014) has been previously screened e.g. at Nordisk Panorama, Brest European Short Film Festival, and Guanajuato International Film Festival. In the film, the women working in a Finnish unemployment office have a secret club, where they give sex out of pity to outcast young men in order to prevent future school shootings. Mirja (35) tries to hide that after spending a night with unemployed Marko (19), she has fallen in love. Saving Finland is at stake.
Hannaleena Hauru has graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, School of Art and Media in Finland in 2007 and from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2011. She was first acknowledged with her short film “If I Fall”, that was premiered in Festival de Cannes, International Critics’ week and got awarded in Tampere Film Festival, Oberhausen Short Film Festival and in Uppsala Short Film Festival. Previously she has studied theatre and drama research in Tampere University and worked in the field of theatre as a producer.
International Short Film Week Regensburg, 14.–21.3.2018, Germany
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