Metatitanic – premiere at Helsinki International Film Festival 2018

Hannaleena Hauru’s Metatitanic!


Metatitanic, English Teaser

Metatitanic (47 min) is exploring romantic love in capitalism through James Cameron’s film “Titanic” (1997). Meta-Rose (Hannaleena Hauru) and Meta-Jack (Jussi Lankoski) are falling in love while Helsinki is sinking, and jealous boyfriend (Kimi Vilkkula) can’t prevent love from happening.

Finnish magazine Voima wrote about Hannaleena Hauru and Metatitanic as a cover story in November 2018:

Reseacher Eetu Viren wrote a large essay on on the film:

Metatitanic has been touring around Finnish cinemas in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere etc. Metatitanic is distributed internationally by AV-Arkki (programme(at)


Hannaleena Hauru
Jussi Lankoski
Kimi Vilkkula

Katri Myllyniemi
Tanja Heinänen
Joona Möttö
Panu Akrenius

Kaisu Suopanki
Johannes Vartola

Ilja Rautsi
Emilia Haukka
Vappu Tuomisto
Jarno Mahlberg
Ilkka Levä
Anu Kaaja
Jussi Seppänen
Maija Hartikainen
Tuukka Leijavuori

Salla Lintonen
Pietu Wikström
Anna Kankila
Kerttu Sormunen

Script and directing:

Hannaleena Hauru


Lasse Poser

Additional camerawork:

Hannaleena Hauru, Jussi Lankoski, Lasse Poser, Aino Havu

Script doctor:

Anu Kaaja


Hannaleena Hauru ja Lasse Poser

Sound Design:

Karri Niinivaara


Lauri Wuolio


Lasse Poser, Sam Morgan, Emilia Haukka


Jussi Seppänen

Thank you:

Jussi Rantamäki ja Emilia Haukka, Mark Lwoff, Anna Murtola, Matti Koskinen, Kino Euphoria / Euphoria Borealis ry


Hannaleena Hauru in association with Aamu Film Company and BUFO

“Thick Lashes” awarded at Oslo PIX Film Festival

Hannaleena Hauru’s first feature film Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara was awarded at the Oslo PIX Film Festival with an honorary mention 9 June 2018.

“Kickass girls on dirtbikes surfing across finnish lakes, paired with the vulnarability of
the teenage crush that takes a hold of you and make you lose touch with reality.
The director has an energetic aesthetic, and brings us characters we could stay in the company of for hours. We can’t wait to see the next thing this director comes up with.
Honorable mention goes to the engaging and imaginative Thick Lashes of Lauri

The jury members were Emilie Blichfeldt, Gry Cecilie Rustad and Marte Stapnes. “– dette er en regissør vi gleder oss til å se mer fra”.

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German premiere for “The Ice Hockey Film by Heidi”

interfilm berlin

The experimental short film by Hannaleena Hauru, “Ice Hockey Film by Heidi” gets its German premiere in November 2017.

Catch the “Split Screen” Screening of Interfilm Berlin Festival:

22.11.17, 21:45h, Eiszeit Kino 1 
24.11.17, 23:00h, Babylon 2 

Ice Hockey Film by Heidi is distributed by AV-Arkki

More info here:


First Teaser for “Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara”

Here’s the first teaser of Hannaleena’s first feature film “Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara”.

In Finnish cinemas 28 July 2017.

BFF rebels Satu and Heidi go around the idyllic archipelago sabotaging posh summer weddings as they preach that real love is not for sale – until Heidi falls head over heels for the dreamy ice hockey protégé Lauri Mäntyvaara. Suddenly Satu is alone with her revolution while Heidi only sees cute kittens and oiled muscles everywhere. How can Satu now put a stop to the Scandinavian Geisha School’s plan of creating a generation of bimbos? Heidi’s big brother Henri provides unasked help – but is he and his Crocs just another kind of a threat? Love, friendship and the total upheaval of society are put to the final test in a clash of hockey, flamethrowers and a surreal sponsor cruise as Satu is forced to decide what she really, truly wants. And whether she dares to go for it.