My Secret Forest

International Panorama
Niina Brandt
Finland
2016
56min
Finnish

My Secret Forest is about Lauri, a 20-year-old autistic boy. He cannot speak, but can express himself through an interpreter to connect with the world. His texts offer us a glimpse into his world. In the forest, everything is calm and peaceful. Lauri feels at home in the company of birds, and can let go of the daily struggles and challenges brought on by autism. He often goes to the forest to think about the beauty of life and wonder about the world. Lauri feels deeply and longs for love. He dreams of meeting a girl who sees him the way he is: a charming, philosophical young man.

Projections: 
11.16. Thursday 20:15
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Q&A with director
11.17. Friday 20:15
Művész
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Niina Brandt
Saara Helene Murto
Editor: 
Tuula Mehtonen
Camera: 
Niina Brandt
Jari Linjala
Sound: 
Pinja Mustajoki
Music: 
Splendid Laine
Awards: 
Special mention of the jury from DocsMX Mexico 2017, Audience award - best national documentary film 2017, DocPoint documentary film festival, Helsinki, Finland