Private Project

The Sad Lady

There is only a thin curtain between dreams and reality.

A sensitive poet has haunting visions about a troubled lady in white dress. Her anxiety and dangerous demands are slowly making him lose his sense of reality. But is this mystic lady a real person from the past or just a symbol of suffering, unconscious mind?

The Sad Lady is a visual poem without any dialogue. It mixes different genres (mystery film, horror genre and experimental art film) and the story is told by using poetry, strong visual images and carefully planned sound design.

  • Tiilikainen Brothers
    I`m Afraid (2018)
  • Santeri Tiilikainen
    I`m Afraid (2018)
  • Tiilikainen Brothers
    I`m Afraid (2018)
  • Matti Hietala
    Key Cast
    "The Poet"
  • Anne-Mari Jokinen
    Key Cast
    "The Sad Lady"
  • Gekko Paavilainen
    Key Cast
    "Tattooed Friend"
  • Mika Ranne
    Key Cast
    "Bearded Friend"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinema Studio
    September 15, 2019
    Finnish premiere
    Public Screening
  • Cinema Logomo
    December 21, 2019
    Public Screening
  • Cinema Arthouse Niagara
    October 18, 2019
    Public Screening
  • Cinema Orion
    November 13, 2019
    Public Screening
Distribution Information
  • Tiilikainen Brothers
    Country: Finland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tiilikainen Brothers

Production company Tiilikainen Brothers was founded in 2015. Our goal is to do personal, meaningful and visually interesting movies. Although we began with nothing, we have step by step gone for more demanding projects and bought better technical equipment. We aim for full professionalism in order to get necessary resources to fulfill our visions about filmmaking.

We are, admittedly, passionate movie freaks, a fact that creates the basis for all of our work. We study movie history, which is a great way to learn from the masters. Since the silent era, many great directors have given their contribution to this fantastic art form. Among our biggest favorites are Charles Chaplin, Sergio Leone, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Coppola and modern talents like Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Winding Refn ja Damien Chazelle. All of these directors have exceptional ability to express their ideas in visually stunning way.

Making films is always teamwork. Samuli is more in charge of the technical part of our work and Santeri in art directing, but we direct, produce and do many other things together. We like to work with people who are not only talented, but also capable of fluid teamwork. In our projects people are equal and everyone is treated with respect.

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