Director: Miikka Poutiainen
Production: Miikka Poutiainen and Sami Salminen / PinkAgency
Themes: young people, life management, preventing marginalisation, mental health, self-expression
Toivo is a documentary movie about hyperactive twenty-something city girl who is trying to find solutions to her cumulative problems. She moves to an island into an old hut where her great-great-uncle used to spend more than 40 years as a mythical hermit. In the island she starts her spiritual journey.
The movie is targeted for young adults who are struggling with their future or mental issues. Narrative structure is non-chronological like the main character’s mind that is processing “million parallel issues”. The movie has been filmed in a period of more than three years as a follow-up documentary.
Title in Original Language : 2019 Toivo