Tommi Kainulainen, Finland, 2010.
Directed by: Tommi Kainulainen
Script: Aino Lappalainen, Anna Lappalainen
Producer: Merja Ritola, Tero Kaukomaa
Production company: Blind Spot Pictures Oy
Cinematography: Aarne Tapola
Editing: Matti Näränen
Music: Tomi Kosonen, Strawberry Machine
Cast: Jaana Joensuu, Mirei Kato, Jaana Saarinen, Teemu Ojanne
Running time: 26'
Tokio Baby’ is a story about 15-year-old Saara whose fate is to be stuck on her parents' farm. She can only dream of an escape from the idyllic countryside to Animecon, a Japanese animation and comics festival, when she gets grounded for three days. Hara-kiri! Saara is saved from dying of boredom by her imaginary friend Aiko, whose totally zenless anarchy makes the rift between Saara and her parents even bigger.
Awards and Festivals
The Monterrey International Film Festival 2010 – Special Mention
Tommi Kainulainen is actor and film director. Selected filmography: 'Do Not Disturb' (2009), 'Out of Line' (2008), 'Window Shopping' (2008).
Location and screening schedule:
EUROPA CINEMA, Wednesday, October 19th at 12.30
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Wednesday, October 19th at 18.30