100 min, Finland, 2011

Programme: Competition Programme
Orginal title: Syvälle Salattu
Director: Joona Tena
Starring: Krista Kosonen, Peter Franzen, Kai Lehtinen
Genre: psychological thriller
Production: Matila Röhr Productions
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English, Russian


“Body of Water” is psychological thriller that combines old mythology and modern day environmental issues.

Julia Mannerla is a lawyer from Helsinki, who works with environmental issues. She puts so much importance on her job, that she doesn’t even notice how her family is breaking up. A new task is to save a lake in a small Finnish village.

Julia travels with her 9 years old son to a remote lakeside town to help the town’s people resist a planned power company reservoir. There she becomes the target of disturbing attacks by a supernatural spirit. To fight the spirit she must uncover a dark secret in her own family history.

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