Dionysos Films

Summer Escape

Summer Escape is a ”walking road movie“ about two grown-up siblings. After an argument with their father and stepmother, the sisters decide to run away from their summer house, inspired by nostalgia for their childhood pranks. As they walk along they end up solving the problems of their new family circumstances and their relationship with one another. During the trip they get lost several times and never reach their destination. Instead they find something else—confirmation of a much more important fact:  your sister is always someone you can rely on.



Fiction | 2009 | Digibeta | 16:9 | 26:08


Director: Inari Niemi

Script: Juuli Niemi

Cinematography: Daniel Lindholm

Editing: Annukka Lilja

Sound design: Mikko Mäkelä, Tuomas Klaavo

Music: Miikka Paatelainen

Set design: Toni Lukkala

Costumes: Susanna Moilanen

Cast: Anna Paavilainen, Marja Salo, Aarre Karén, Jani Karvinen

Producer: Riina Hyytiä, Leena Mäenpää-Bentley

Production company: Dionysos Films Oy

Production support: The Finnish Film Foundation

Financing TV company: Yle Co-productions