January 21, 2014

Finnish film receives Oscar nomination

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? is a film about a mother having a bad day.
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? is a film about a mother having a bad day.
Tuffi Films

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?, directed by Selma Vilhunen, is in the running to win a short-film Oscar. The film was selected to take part from a list of 10 nominees. 

The only prior Finnish film to be nominated for an Academy Award was Aki Kaurismäki’s The Man Without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä) in 2003. However, Kaurismäki’s film competed in a different category, vying for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Vilhunen’s film is about the hectic life of a family with children. Actor Joanna Haartti plays the family’s mother, who is having a particularly bad day. The seven-minute film was directed by Selma Vilhunen and written by Kirsikka Saari. The production company is Tuffi Films with Elli Toivoniemi as producer.

Tuffi Films has a history of producing successful movies. The production company’s other short film The Date (Treffit) received the Short Film Jury Award for International Fiction at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? premiered at the Tampere Film Festival in 2012.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Oscars in March.

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