Finnish film Tale of a Forest wins in China
The Finnish nature documentary Tale of a Forest (Metsän tarina) won gold at the 2014 World Mountain Documentary Festival of Qinghai China.
The film won the Grand Prix award for best film as well as best director.
Tale of a Forest is a family movie about a unique Finnish forest and the colourful and diverse life in it. The movie was directed by Kim Saarniluoto and Ville Suhonen, and Suhonen also wrote the screenplay for the film. The film was produced by Marko Röhr.
The objective of the film festival, which is held every two years, is to raise awareness of the environmental and cultural aspects of mountain and high-altitude areas, to promote harmony between people and nature and to encourage cultural diversity. The themes of the festival are high-altitude worlds, unique cinematography and preserving and expanding the memory of mankind.
Tale of a Forest is the most-watched Finnish nature documentary of all time.