Subliminal Films has acquired the Finnish hillbilly thriller Tuftland for US distribution and has released a series of new posters in anticipation of its theatrical release.
The debut feature from NYU graduate Roope Olenius, Tuftland centers on “headstrong textile student Irina as she accepts a summer job offer from the isolated and self-sufficient village of Kyrsyä, only to quickly realize that the offbeat hillbillies who inhabit the small town aren’t as harmless as they may seem.”
The film, shot on location in the Finnish backwoods, is noted for its controversial and provocative blend of feminist themes, arthouse refinement, and slasher tropes.
Tuftland was adapted by Olenius from the stage play ‘Kyrsyä’ by Neea Viitamäki. The film stars rising Finnish actresses Veera W. Vilo and Saara Elina as well as Miikka J. Anttila. Olenius, Vilo, and Anttila produced.
The acquisition was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by sales agent Marco Magni of Euro Obscura. Subliminal Films, the startup distribution label behind the campaign, will release Tuftland in limited theaters and on all major VOD platforms on March 1, 2018.