Not Withholding Anything from You

Finnish Title En salaa sinulta mitään

Directed by Veikko Aaltonen


Length 83min

Year of production 2024

Production country Finland

Written by Veikko Aaltonen, Jukka-Pekka Bohm

Director of Photography Pekka Uotila F.S.C.

Editing Jukka-Pekka Bohm

Sound Design Karri Niinivaara

Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo

How do artists view their own work? How does the actor Esko Salminen immerse himself in his roles, how does the writer/director Saara Turunen create a whole new world for the stage, and why does the band 22-Pistepirkko’s frontman PK Keränen end up picking up his guitar time and time again? Is creativity a conscious or subconscious process, a pleasure or a compulsion?

Filmmaker Veikko Aaltonen’s documentary takes us straight into the heart of creativity in the company of artists from different fields and generations. From singer-turned-filmmaker Anna Eriksson to cinematographer Esa Vuorinen and from painter/sculptor Jarmo Mäkilä to actor Hannu-Pekka Björkman, these artists allow the audience to follow their work as they reveal what intuition, inspiration, and love and hate mean for their art. Celebrating the various forms of passion and creative work, the film presents a compelling case for the significance of art.