Biography Dox

How to Kill a Cloud

Tuija Halttunen
Screening time  
09.04. / Saturday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2 Ticket

Life of a young and ambitious Finnish scientist, specialized in geo-engineering, Hannele Korhonen, changes dramatically when she is awarded a 1.5 million USD research grant by the United Arab Emirates to participate in their ambitious project to stimulate rainfall over the notoriously arid region. The opportunity to get proper funding and do good sounds amazing. But, gradually Hannele learns that the financiers have their own agenda. Her enthusiasm morphs into an ethical dilemma and inner conflicts. If she succeeds to make it rain, is she giving means to rule the clouds? What is the ultimate price of ambition? How far can ethics bend before they are broken irreparably?


Tuija Halttunen

Tuija Halttunen is a Finnish documentary filmmaker who has worked in the film industry for over 20 years. Her documentary Neighbours was nominated for Prix Europa in 2013 and State of Mind got a state quality award in 2007. Halttunen’s short documentary Heaven and Earth won the main prize at Tampere Film Festival in 1995. From 2010 to 2015, Halttunen worked as a regional artist in the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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Finland, Denmark
2021, 80'

Directed by:
Tuija Halttunen

Screenplay by:
Tuija Halttunen

Ville Hakonen

Edited by:
Jussi Sandhu

Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Niina Virtanen, Pasi Hakkio

Produced by:
Wacky Tie Films

Festivals & Awards:

Locarno FF: Premio Zonta Club Award (2021)
Ji.hlava IDFF: Best Testimony on Nature (2021)
CPH:DOX (2021) 
Sydney FF (2021)
GZDOC (2021)
IDFA (2021)


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