Solar Wind Alley

Alice lives with her younger sisters in the rural finnish village, in the house their mother build before she past away. Alice has taken mother`s place as the head of the family. She wants to protect her
younger sisters and shelter them from the world. When the solar storm hits the village it leaves everyone without electricity and puts the community in crises.

  • Alina Tomnikov
    Key Cast
    "Alice"
  • Freja Teijonsalo
    Key Cast
    "Kaisla"
  • Luli Norris
    Key Cast
    "Ronia"
  • Onni Vesikallio
    Key Cast
    "Elias"
  • Ilkka Pekkarinen
    Key Cast
    "Teppo"
  • Anastasia Lobkovski
    Director
  • Jarkko Olavi Virtanen
    Writer
  • Anastasia Lobkovski
    Producer
  • Jukka Nurmela
    Producer
  • Inka Lahti
    Editor
  • Jaakko Slotte
    Cinematography
  • Jukka Nurmela
    Sound Design
  • Antti Hirsiaho
    Music by
  • Iiris Anttila
    Costume Design and Make-up Artist
  • Anastasia Lobkovski
    Production Design
  • Svante Colerus
    Sound recording
  • Jarkko Kela
    Sound recording
  • Jukka Nurmela
    Sound recording
  • Rami Mursula
    Graphic Design
  • Joon Tervakari
    Distributor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Aurinkotuulenpolku
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    163,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    English, Finnish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa
    Goa
    India
    November 21, 2022
    World Premiere
    Cinema of the World
  • 31st Arizona International Film Festival
    Arizona
    United States
    April 23, 2023
    American premiere
    Official selection
  • Felacos Festival de Largos y Cortos de Santiago
    Santiago
    Chile
    March 3, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 10th Life After Oil International Film Festival
    Sardegna
    Italy
    June 6, 2023
    Official Selection
  • MUCEM 2023 Scandinavian Film Festival in Mexico
    Veracruz
    Mexico
    August 30, 2023
    Mexican Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Maui Film Festival
    Maui, Hawaii
    United States
    July 3, 2023
    Official Selection
  • San Diego Movie Awards 2023
    San Diego
    United States
    Award of excellence - Best feature film
  • 23. IFF Sopot Film Festival, 2023
    Sopot
    Poland
    Official Selection, New Visions
  • Free Range Film Festival
    Wrenshall, Minnesota
    United States
    June 24, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 15th Hamilton New York International Film Festival 2023
    Hamilton, New York
    United States
    July 18, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 35th Galway Film Fleadh
    Galway
    Ireland
    July 14, 2023
    Irish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Nòt Film Fest 2023
    Santarcangelo di Romangna
    Italy
    August 24, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2023
    Espoo
    Finland
    August 25, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Tirana European Youth Film Festival
    Tirana
    Albania
    September 2, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Hobnobben Film Festival
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    United States
    October 20, 2023
    Official Selection
  • 32nd Heartland International Film Festival
    Indiana
    United States
    October 8, 2023
    Indiana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MUCEM Tour/ Scandinavian Films in Mexico
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    October 11, 2023
    Official Selection
  • PIFF 2023
    Ísafjörður
    Iceland
    October 12, 2023
    Iceland Premiere
    Best Feature film
  • The North Film Festival - New York 2023
    New York City
    United States
    November 16, 2023
    Official Selection / Nomenee for Best Feature
Distribution Information
  • J.Tervakari / Tarasow Films
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anastasia Lobkovski

Director Anastasia Lobkovski has graduated with master degrees from both The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Aalto University`s Filmmaking department. Her works in arts and short films has been travelling art exhibitions and film festivals around the world such as Camerimage, BFI London, Edinburgh IFF, EMAF, Reykjavik IFF for about ten years.

Solar Wind Alley is Anastasia Lobkovski`s first feature film.

Workshops:
Engage, European collaboration, training and development workshop, by Screen Academy Scotland UK, 2014
Nisi Masa "Rush up" film workshop, 2008, Paris France
Transatlantic Talent Campus at Reykjavik Film Festival, 2008 Iceland

https://anastasialobkovski.com

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Director Statement

Solar wind alley film begun from a need to deal with future and fears. The film started as an absurd idea of what could happen if a powerful solar flare hit the earth and left the planet without electricity, how would life continue after that. The story deals with self-reliance and ecological crisis without being too heavy. The screenplay by Jarkko Olavi Virtanen reflects on important issues of our time and this is the reason why I wanted to turn the story into a film.

In the film sisters are left alone after their mother passed away and they are grown to be prepared to possible crises and trying to be as self-reliant as possible. The film shows through the story of one family and the small community a possible future, that in some way is already here with global resource scarcity, increasing problems with food production and other crises.

Despite the real and heavy topics we decided to make this film light, beautifully shot in the nature and there is quite a lot of joy in there also.