immagine gff 2022




Category: Edition 2022

Hömpstad, an imaginary town, has been swept by a crime wave. Brazen crimes and robberies are now a reality for the people in the town and the police would need a superhero to help them. Vinski, a 10-year-old boy, meets a mysterious pharmacist who gives him a bottle of magical powder. The powder allows you to become invisible and walk through walls. At first, Vinski uses his new powers for practical jokes, but with the help of the pharmacist, he also begins helping the local people. It is fantastic to have superhero powers but for Vinski’s misfortune, a nasty band of crooks soon becomes interested in the secret of invisibility as well.

Original Title Vinski Ja Näkymättömyyspulveri
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 84'
Production Year 2021
Nationality Finland
Directed by Juha Wuolijoki
Screenplay Jari Olavi Rantala, Juha Wuolijoki, Mauri Ahola
Based on "Vinski of the Town" by Aapeli
Director of photography Mika Orasmaa, Kjell Lagerroos
Editor Antti Reikko
Production Design Arūnas Čepulis
Costume Design Kristina Mališauskiené
Sound Kimmo Perkkiö
Make up Žaneta Jasiūniené
Music Lasse Enersen, Leri Leskinen
Main cast Kuura Rossi, Martti Suosalo, Mikko Leppilampi, Pirjo Heikkilä, Fiona Iyare, Sampo Sarkola, Minka Kuustonen, Ohto Heiskanen
Produced by Juha Wuolijoki, Laura Salonen
Production Snapper Films (Finland/Finlandia)

JuhaWuolijoki BWJuha Wuolijoki

Juha Wuolijoki is an award-winning Director, Screenwriter and Producer. Wuolijoki has directed globally known actors such as Golden Globe –nominated John Turturro, Academy Award – nominated Burt Young, Emmy Award –winning Michael Badalucco and Tony Sirico. His latest feature credits include VINSKI AND THE INVISIBILITY POWDER (2021), ZARRA’S LAW (2014), a crime drama set in New York and a period biopic HELLA W (2011). Finnish box office hits, family features ELLA AND FRIENDS and ELLA AND FRIENDS 2, opened theatrically in Finland during the holiday seasons 2012 and 2013 are produced by Juha Wuolijoki. His family feature CHRISTMAS STORY (2007) was a top-grossing Finnish film of the year and has sold to over 120 territories including the U.S. and China. Wuolijoki’s GOURMET CLUB won the Venla Award for the best film and the Golden Nymph Award for the best script at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Producer’s Guild of America.

Director’s statement

“Vinski and The Invisibility Powder is based on a Finnish well known and beloved book Koko Kaupungin Vinski from the 1950s. We decided with the screenwriters Mauri Ahola and Jari Olavi Rantala that we need to set the story to the current time but still want to keep some of the great tonal things that the book had.
I read the book when I was a kid and loved it. I believe the author was really ahead of his time. The magical fantasy in the story is very unusual in a Finnish setting. The story is universal. Who would not want to be invisible and be able to walk through the walls!”


Festival contact
Snapper Films (Finland)

Festival contact
The Finnish Film Foundation (Finland)

International distribution
Attraction Distribution (Canada)