Cannes Film Festival

Mikko Myllylahty – The Woodcutter Story #Cannes2022

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An unpredictable optimistic philosophical fable by screenwriter turned director Mikko Myllylahti.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Mikko Myllylahti, director of the film The Woodcutter Story.

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Former screenwriter of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mдki, Mikko Myllylahti, debuts as a director with The Woodcutter Story, an unpredictable philosophical fable about an iper-optimistic woodcutter who teaches us how we should face the adversities life throws at us.

The Woodcutter Story: Pepe is a woodcutter in an idyllic small town in Finland. In the span of a couple of days, a series of tragic events gradually destroys his quiet and happy life – but Pepe seems to be fine with it all. As if he held a secret to existence that is hard to grasp.

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  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Mikko Myllylahti
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Woodcutter Story
  • Festival section
    Semaine de la critique
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