• Drama / 87 min / Finland / 2011
Synopsis

After a scandalous premier, actress Leila Manner (Elina Knihtilo) flees with her two sons Ilmari (Samuli Niittymaki) and Unto (Eetu Julin) the reporters to the family's old summer villa. Their peaceful time together is soon interrupted when Leila invites a group of her friends over to spend the weekend. When the other guests leave, Aimo (Eero Aho) stays. Short-tempered Ilmari is not pleased with the intruder, although Leila assures him that Aimo is nothing like her previous men. Gradually, Aimo starts to have enough of the youngster's insolence. Ilmari tries to escape the situation in the company of the fascinating Karitathe weird waitress at the local pub, and Leila, who is in love, turns a blind eye. The atmosphere at the villa surrounded by woods becomes threatening.

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The Good Son at festivals

2012:
FebioFest, Czech Rep.
Mons International Festival of Love Films, Belgium
Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival, Egypt

2011:
Bright Nights; Baltic-Nordic Film Festival, Canada
Chicago International Film Festival, US
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

Awards:
Grand Prix - FebioFest
Grand Prize + Best Actor (Samuli Niittymäki) - Mons International Festival of Love Films
Best Actress (Paras Naispääosa) - Jussi Awards 2012
The Jury Special Award for the Best Film - Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival
Gold Hugo (Prize New Directors Competition) - Chicago International Film Festival
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