Original title Void
Year of production 2018
Production country Finland
Starring Tommi Korpela, Laura Birn, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Matleena Kuusniemi, Minna Haapkylä, Kaija Pakarinen, Kari Heiskanen
Directed by Aleksi Salmenperä
Written by Aleksi Salmenperä
Director of Photography Pietari Peltola, Peter Flinckenberg F.S.C., Heikki Färm F.S.C.
Costume Design Riitta Röpelinen
Make-up Design Mari Vaalasranta
Editing Samu Heikkilä
Sound Design Tuomas Klaavo
Composer Ville A. Tanttu
Producer Aleksi Salmenperä
Executive Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
Co-producers Samu Heikkilä, Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela, Tuomas Klaavo, Artturi Mutanen, Jani Lehtinen
Produced by Bufo, Sahadok
Eero (Tommi Korpela) is a writer, whose career is in a downward spiral, and he is badly struggling to write his new novel. Pihla (Laura Birn) is an ambitious actress on the verge of an international breakthrough. Neither of them is willing to sacrifice their careers even though their relationship is doing worse than ever.
Eero ends up resorting to unusual and even desperate measures in order to get his career going again. The determined Pihla decides to juggle her career with her new role as a mother. But is there room in their relationship for these grandiose plans of theirs? Eero and Pihla go their separate ways to find answers from distant places such as Havana, the Atlantic Ocean, Hollywood, and Lapland.
Void is a tragic, kooky, and exhilarating film by Aleksi Salmenperä (The Mine 2016, Distractions 2015, A Man’s Job 2007) about the price of success and the agony of failure. The film laughs warmly at the seriousness of art and work, and at situations where your partner just doesn’t get it.