Markus is a twenty-year-old who dreams of becoming a street ball star. For the time being, his ambitions stop as far as the streets of Korso: the Finnish town where he was born and where he spends the days hanging out with his friends. He doesn’t really seem too concerned about it until, one day, his sister introduces him to her new boyfriend, Jojo, a particularly self-assured man. Markus immediately feels in competition with him. The only way to redeem himself, will be prove to everyone (himself included) that his dream is not impossible.
Akseli Tuomivaara (Finland, 1979) has directed short films Wakizashi, Pure Life as well as several award-winning music videos. During recent years he has directed promotional films as his main work. Korso is his first feature film and also his diploma work for the School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design at the University of Art and Design of Helsinki.
Wakizashi (cm, 2002), Pure Life (cm, 2004), Korso (2014).
“For me, the central theme of this film is the pursuit of a dream that seems almost impossible. I want to give the audience a close look at Markus’s journey, since, through his eyes, the impossible seems like the only sensible choice. What’s even more interesting than achieving his dream is what happens to Markus as he chases it. Little by little, he opens up and starts to see that he is surrounded by possibilities rather than threats. But more than anything, Korso is a story about conquering one’s fears.”
Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Mikko Neuvonen (Markus), Iiro Panula (Hartikainen), Niko Vakkuri (Vänä), Richmond Ghansah (Jojo), Iida Lampela (Heta), Petri Manninen (Murikka)
Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Elli Toivoniemi
Bufo, Tuffi Films