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Lynx Man (2023)

Original title (on Finnish): Ilveskuiskaaja

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Following divorce and a serious accident Hannu lives alone on his farm in the West of Finland. An environment home to all kinds of wildlife – including the Eurasian lynx, a wildcat until recently almost extinct. When Hannu finds a dead lynx by the side of the road, it is like meeting an old friend: he realizes that the lynx who lived in the area during his childhood have returned. Filled with renewed vigour and lust for life, Hannu sets up trail cameras all over his land. Soon, 23 cameras are recording everything from moose to mice. Hannu starts to ...

Director: Juha Suonpää

Keywords: changing of seasons | accordion play | duel | philosophy of life | seclusion | haavatud loomad | geese | hirved | fatalities | lynx | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Wacky Tie Films (Finland)
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Finnish
Subtitles English, Estonian

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 22.03.2023, World Premiere, CPH:DOX, Kopenhaagen, Denmark

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, CPH: DOX - Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Denmark), 2023, Programme: Nordic:Dox Award - Special Mention
  • Award, CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival (Turin, Italy), 2023, Documentary Competition - Best Documentary
  • Award, Ulsan Ulju Mountain Film Festival (Korea), 2023, International Competition - Best Director: Lynx Man/Juha Suonpää

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