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SIHJA, THE REBEL FAIRY

by Marja Pyykkö

synopsis

Sihja is a young, charming and a little outrageous fairy, who leaves her forest home. In thecity, she meets a sensitive new friend Alfred (11). Sihja loves the newly found organized urban shapes and orderly habits that humans have. They bond quickly and have a lot of fun,until one day dead birds appear on the city streets. The smelly fertilizer factory could be the culprit, but when Sihja reveals her uncontrolled fairy powers, people begin to be weary ofher. Alfred and Sihja must find out what is threatening nature. With clever and brave investigation, they manage to prevent an environmental disaster. Thanks to Alfred, Sihja learns to use her super power and to apologise, while Alfred finds confidence to stand up for himself.

international title: Sihja, the Rebel Fairy
original title: Sihja - kapinaa ilmassa
working title: Fly With Me
country: Finland, Netherlands, Norway
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Marja Pyykkö
screenplay: Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi
cast: Elina Patrakka, Justus Hentula, Elena Leeve, Elmer Bäck, Eero Ritala, Pirjo Lonka, Paola Bärlund
cinematography by: Remko Schnorr
film editing: Jon Endre Mørk
art director: Otso Linnalaakso
costumes designer: Emmi Leeve
music: Ginge Anvik
producer: Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi
co-producer: Annemiek van der Hell, Kristine M. I. Knudsen, Janne Hjeltnes, Dennis Kleyn
production: Tuffi Films, Windmill Film, Den siste skilling AS, Storyline Pictures
backing: Finnish Film Foundation, Eurimages, NFI - Norwegian Film Institute/Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Nederlands Filmfonds - Netherlands Film Fund - Dutch Film Fund, Creative Europe - MEDIA
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