DANCE ON THIN ICE - DANS PÅ TUNN IS (trailer)
a short film by PV LEHTINEN
31 min, DCP, 2.39:1, color, stereo, 5.1
© 2017 Cineparadiso Oy
Dance On Thin Ice tells the story of Felix, a twelve-year-old boy who is left to spend Christmas alone while his parents travel to India. A reluctant Felix ends up as an ice cream seller at a deserted swimming stadium, where the surface of the pool has frozen solid. But the swimming stadium is not completely deserted after all. Felix meets a dark-haired refugee girl called Fakira, whose parents were killed in a bombing in Syria.
A dreamlike story where two young strangers to each other, a boy and a refugee girl, meet under unusual circumstances. Together, they make the impossible possible.
Dance On Thin Ice is a story about alienation and the latent power of being different. The main characters of the film are misfits. In their own way, there is something "wrong" with them, but at the same time, something unique. Together, they right a wrong. The film shows the world through the eyes of a child, on a child's terms. The themes of the film are tolerance and overcoming oneself.
Dance On Thin Ice won the best screenplay award in Finlandssvensk Novel Film Competition 2017.
Cast: Robin Wegelius, Tolue Taheri, Abdeslam Chellaf, Linda Zilliacus, Sampo Sarkola, Göran Schauman, Paul Olin, Stan Saanila and Jouko Puolanto.
Production support: the Finnish Film Foundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Association Föreningen Konstsamfundet and the Church Media Foundation.
Produced in co-operation with the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle.
Produced by Cineparadiso.
30th Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2017 / Official program
2nd Ilokuvafestivaali 2017 / Official program
48th Tampere International Short Film Festival 2018 / National competition
24th International Short Film Week Regensburg 2018 / International competition
3rd AIYFF Adelaide International Youth Film Festival 2018 / International competition
14th Buster - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2018 / International competition
37th Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival 2018 / Finnish competition
9th Festival Una Finestra sul Nord 2019 / Official program