THE GOOD SON

(2011, 88min, drama)

After a scandalous premier, actress Leila Manner (Elina Knihtilä) flees the reporters to the family’s old summer villa with her two sons, short-tempered Ilmari (Samuli Niittymäki) and his younger brother Unto (Eetu Julin). Their peaceful time together is soon interrupted when Leila invites a group of her friends, including Aimo (Eero Aho), over to spend the weekend. When the other guests leave, Aimo stays. Ilmari is not pleased with the intruder, although Leila assures him that Aimo is nothing like her previous men. The atmosphere at the villa surrounded by woods becomes suddenly threatening.

Starring: Samuli Niittymäki, Elina Knihtilä, Eero Aho, Anna Paavilainen
Director: Zaida Bergroth
Screenwriter: Jan Forsström, Zaida Bergroth
Cinematographer: Anu Keränen
Editor: Jan Forsström
Sound Design: Micke Nyström
Producers: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Elli Toivoniemi / Bufo

The film has been screened at over 40 festivals around the world, such as Toronto International Film Festival (intl. premiere), Chicago International Film Festival, Plam Springs International Film Festival and Luxor Egyptian and and European Film Festival (winner of the Silver Djed).

Read more about the film from The Good Son Website