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Jill and Joy

Original title: Onneli ja Anneli
German title: Onneli und Anneli
Finland, 2014

Director: Cantell, Saara Susanna
Production company: Zodiak Finland Oy
Age recommendation: 4 years and up

Jill and Joy are best friends - and their families are driving them crazy. When they find an envelope stuffed with money on the street, the two little girls don’t know what to do with it at first. Until weird Mrs. Rosebud sells them a house. It’s all their dreams come true - a beautiful place for just the two of them! Jill and Joy spend a wonderful summer there, with plenty of surprises and no parents. Their eccentric neighbours and new friends, Tingelina and Tangelina, seem to have magic powers. Their other neighbour, Rosina Rusina, however, is anything but nice. But when the girls see a thief break into her house, they know they have to do something about it. A heart-warming adaptation of Marjatta Kurenniemi’s children’s book that blurs the borders between fantasy and reality.

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Based on Marjatta Kurenniemi’s children’s book.

Chicago CFF 2014 (awarded), Nordic Filmdays Luebeck 2014, Oulu 2014, Just Film Tallinn 2014, Olympia Pyrgos 2014 (awarded), Ale Kino! Poznan 2014, Seattle CFF 2016

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TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)