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Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. The locals grow restless – things are changing, secret berry spots are revealed and everything is getting uncomfortable. Who is to blame and who is profiting from all this? This film is an exploration of the Finnish mind and the absurdities of the global economy.


Bratislava International Film Festival – Best Short Film Award; European Film Awards – nominated for Best Short Film Award.

Elina Talvensaari

Elina Talvensaari began her studies with anthropology and sociology at Helsinki University. While finishing her Master’s Degree, she switched to film studies, majoring in documentary directing. How to Pick Berries is her graduation film for a Bachelor’s degree.