The Witching Hour


A summer solstice eclipsed by sin and superstition. Aino has her eyes set on Perttu but over the course of the nightless night, his true nature dispels her illusions. The Finnish people keep many beliefs and traditions related to the Midsummer Night, which is exactly when this film is taking place set in the Finnish wilderness, exploring these mystical hours of bonfires and love spells through the eyes of Aino who has become infatuated with a young man.

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  • Director:
    Miikka Leskinen
  • Screenplay:
    Miikka Leskinen
  • Animation:
    Miikka Leskinen
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Sara Deane
  • Music:
    Sarah Warne
  • Editor:
    Elias Väinämöinen
  • Production:
    65 Wilding Films
  • Sales:
    The Finnish Film Foundation


9.11.2017 17:00 Kino Lumière (K2) (part of Focus: Finnish Short Films)

About the Director:

Miikka Leskinen

Miikka Leskinen (1978, Finland) is a film editor and director who graduated from the editor’s program at London’s National Film and Television School in 2007. He was the editor for Virunga (2014), a documentary feature about people risking their lives to save the last of the world’s mountain gorillas that won Primetime Emmy for cinematography and earned Academy Award and BAFTA nominations.