J-P Valkeapää will direct the feature film Mona based on my writing. Aleksi Bardy from Helsinki-filmi acts as the producer. Mona will be Valkeapää’s third and my first feature film.
Roosa Söderholm in They Have Escaped. Photo: Helsinki-filmi Oy
Valkeapää’s and Bardy’s previous co-operation They Have Escaped won Jussi-prizes (Finnish Oscars) for best directing and best film, and is in my opinion still the best Finnish film of the decade. I’m eager to see whether they top themselves.