If I Fall (2007)

“A nordic, but still universal film expressing the search of love in a poetic story of few words. The flawless directing of the film deals with human relations on many levels and with great complexity.”

-Jury’s statement: Uppsala International Short Film Festival Grand Prix 2008

A short film about Kaarina, a Finnish sawmill worker. She’s falling down repetitively without anyone noticing.

”If I Fall” (2007) was my graduation work for Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The script has been given the Nisi Masa script award in 2005, and after premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week carte blance in 2007, the short has been around quite many festivals (awards from Oberhausen, Tampere, Uppsala). I’m happy to have the film online now –it’s a bit shabby DVD rip, but I have the 35 mm print of the film in my flat, and promise to give a screening to anyone who has the screen and the projector.


Starring: Tanja Heinänen, Ville Majamaa & Mikko Joukamaa

Script & Director: Hannaleena Hauru
Cinematography: Jan-Niclas Jansson
Editor: Sanna Ryhänen
Sound Design: Jussi Honka & Rauli Roininen
Music: Anna Huuskonen
Executive Producers: Anni Pänkäälä & Samu Reijonen

Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, Grand Prix 2008.
54th Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen, award of the cinema jury:
best 35 mm film under 15 min
Tampere Film Festival 2008: award of the youth jury
Blue Sea Film Festival, Baltic Herring 2007, 2. award on student category
Nisi Masa script award 2005

13 minutes, (shot originally on S16mm)