SUBLIMINAL FILMS ACQUIRES HILLBILLY THRILLER "TUFTLAND"
SUBLIMINAL FILMS ACQUIRES
HILLBILLY THRILLER TUFTLAND
Available in limited theaters and
across all major VOD platforms on March 1
Subliminal Films has acquired Finnish hillbilly thriller TUFTLAND for US
distribution, and has provided a series of new posters in anticipation
of a March 1 theatrical release. The debut feature from NYU graduate
Roope Olenius, TUFTLAND concerns headstrong textile student Irina as she
accepts a summer job offer from the isolated and self sufficient
village of Kyrsyä, only to quickly realize that the offbeat hillbillies
who inhabit the small town aren't as harmless as they may seem.
The film, shot on location in the Finnish backwoods, is noted for its
controversial and provocative blend of feminist themes, arthouse
refinement, and slasher tropes. TUFTLAND is adapted by Olenius from the
stage play ‘Kyrsyä’ by Neea Viitamäki, and stars rising Finnish
actresses Veera W. Vilo and Saara Elina across from Miikka J. Anttila,
with Olenius, Vilo, and Anttila serving as producers.
The acquisition was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by sales
agent Marco Magni of Euro Obscura. Subliminal Films, the startup
distribution label behind the campaign, will release TUFTLAND in limited
theaters and across all major VOD platforms on March 1.