Finnish box office hit to be sold at Cannes by LevelK.

Danish sales company LevelK has secured the world sales rights to nature documentary Tale of a Forest.

The feature examines the animal and plant life that can be found in the forests of Northern Finaldn, and the obstacles both must overcome as the seasons change.

Written and directed by Ville Suhonen and Kim Saarniluoto, it has grossed $600,000 in Finland, making it the most successful documentary ever in Finnish cinemas.

It was produced by Marko Rohr, for MRP Matila Rohr Productions, who said: “The thousand-year life cycle of the old forests is divided into four seasons. Our cinematographers have followed this unique and beautiful nature for decades and they used over five years to shoot this film.

“Making a movie entirely on the terms of the nature is very difficult, but rewarding. Authenticity is one of the reasons for the record breaking success of Tale of the Forest.”

The film was suppored by the Finnish Film Foundation and the South Karelia Regional Fund.

It will make its international market debut at Cannes, where LevelK will also be selling John McKay romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending.