Little Wing

Selma Vilhunen, Finland, 2017

100 min.Feature

The film tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu, who’s quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother, who doesn’t want to grow up. Varpu lives with her mother and has never met her father. One night Varpu has enough of her riding buddies and her mother. She steals a car and drives up north in search of her father, of whom she only knows the name. But her father is not exactly what she had expected. Meeting him triggers something in Varpu’s and Siru’s life, making them realize their role in each other’s lives, and in the world.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Tyttö nimeltä Varpu
Danish title Little Wing
Other titles Lille vinge
Keywords Finland, Mother-daughter relationship, Adult-child-relationship, Family, The
Director Selma Vilhunen
Screenplay Selma Vilhunen
Producer Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Tuomo Hutri
Editor Samu Heikkilä
Sound Tuomas Klaavo
Production designer Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen
Appearance Paula Versala, Linnea Skog
Production country Finland, Denmark
Dialogue language Finnish
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales
Online release 12.06.2019, Filmcentralen,
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Making Movies Oy
Co-production Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Selma Vilhunen


Screenplay Selma Vilhunen


Producer Kai Nordberg
Producer Kaarle Aho
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen


Cinematographer Tuomo Hutri


Editor Samu Heikkilä


Music Paula Versala
Music Jori Sjördos

Production design

Production designer Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen


Wardrobe Tiina Kaukanen


Sound Tuomas Klaavo


Siru Paula Versala
Varpu Linnea Skog

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