Power of Love

Finnish title Villi leikki

Directed by Jonas Rothlaender

Year of production 2023

Production countries Germany, Finland

Starring Saara Kotkaniemi, Nicola Perot, Outi Mäenpää, Timo Torikka, Elmer Bäck, Cecilia Paul

Written by Jonas Rothlaender

Produced by Julia M. Müller, Luis Singer, StickUp Filmproduktion

Co-produced by Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo

Saara (35) and Robert (32) are high on their love. Just recently Robert moved from Berlin to Helsinki to give their relationship a real perspective. Their love is a constant play with gender role clichés and power relations, yet behind the unconventional façade, both have to struggle with their fears and insecurities. Looking forward to a time-out, the two set off to an extensive summer holiday on a lonely island in the Finnish archipelago. Triggered by the rough nature, the couple falls back into archaic patterns they are desperately trying to overcome.

In cinemas in Finland in Autumn 2023.