Finnish director Dome Karukoski's The Home of Dark Butterflies (Tummien perhosten koti) will be Finland's official bid for an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Feature, the Finnish Film Foundation announced today.
Already among the five competitors for the Nordic Council Film Prize, the Markus Selin-Jukka Helle production for Solar Films follows Juhani, who ends up at a boys' institution, The Island, after six years of wandering between foster homes and temporary families. The Island is a world of its own.
Tommi Korpela, Niilo Syväoja, Eero Milonoff and Kristiina Halttu star in the film, which was scripted by Mareko Leino from Leena Lander's novel.
Exceeding 110,000 admissions on its domestic run, The Home of Dark Butterflies is sold internationally by TrustNordisk.