European Union Film Festival in Singapore is just around the corner: 10.-22.5.2016. This year Finnish film is hilarious "The Grump" from director Dome Karukoski based on Tuomas Kyrö's novel. Screening is 20th May 7pm at Golden Village Suntec City. Finnish talent can be seen also from Lithuania's film "Santa". Tommi Korpela is the main cast in the film.
The Grump is a comedy about family relationships. The main character is an introvert father-in-law, a self-made philosopher with his more than peculiar opinions. He hurts his leg and has to move to the city, to be taken care of by his daughter-in-law. The crash of the cultures is inevitable. The daughter-in-law, a rising star in her business career, gets a new challenge as the father-in-law refuses to remain in bed while convalescing. He takes an active part in her business negotiations with the Russians. The outcome is greater than the sum of its parts – but in a surprising way that no one can foresee.
The Grump was by far the most watched film in Finland in 2014 and the film has been nominated for a few different awards. Antti Litja won the best actor award of his performance in The Grump in Jussi Awards in 2015. Rating at IMDb is high 7/10.