August 25, 2015

Variety keeps an eye on Taneli Mustonen

Mustonen’s second film Luokkakokous is a remake of the 2011 Danish comedy Klassefesten, and has been seen by over 500 000 people in Finland.
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Finnish director Taneli Mustonen has been named a Nordic talent to track by Variety magazine.

Taneli Mustonen

Taneli Mustonen

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The US industry publication selected 11 actors, directors and screenwriters at Norway’s Haugesund Fest that are making waves in the industry.

It’s been a big year for Mustonen. His sophomore directing effort The Reunion (Luokkakokous) broke box office records in Finland to become the second most successful local movie of all time. The film has sold over 500 000 tickets, representing around 10 per cent of the population.

The Finnish director is currently prepping his third feature length effort, Bodom. The much-anticipated horror outing depicts events surrounding the infamous campsite murders in 1960s Finland that also gave acclaimed metal band Children of Bodom its name.

The film is slated for an August 2016 release in Finland.