A touching story about closing the generation gap.
Australian Premiere.

The Grump

DIRECTOR Dome Karukoski .
CAST Antti Litja Likka Forss Mari Perankoski Mikko Neuvonen
DETAILS Comedy-Drama
2014; 105 min
(Finnish, English s/t)

If you enjoyed The 100 Year-Old Man at last year’s festival then make a date with The Grump: the biggest, home-grown Finnish box-office hit last year!

In his award-winning performance, legendary Finnish actor Antti Litja plays “the grump”, a cantankerous, pernickety eighty year-old farmer who is fiercely opposed to modernisation. When he is forced to move in with his son and his wife in the city they instantly butt heads with hilarious consequences. But there’s more to the old man than the couple originally thought and likewise, he has a thing or two to learn from the younger generation. This bittersweet satire is directed by Dome Karukoski (Heart of a Lion, ScandiFF14) who was named one of the “Top 10 Directors to Watch” by US industry bible Variety.

    Jussi Awards (Finland) 2015 – Best Actor
    Official Selection
    Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2014
    Santa Barbara Film Festival 2015
    Glasgow Film Festival 2015
    Seattle Film Festival 2015
All non-English films screen with English subtitles.