Based on a novel by Finnish writer Veikko Huovinen, this feature film tells the story of two university biologists and an uneducated but smart lumberjack who set out on a journey through the remote backwoods of eastern Finland. Along the way, they explore and learn new things about science, history and human nature. The film offers arresting cinematography of the natural world. In Finnish with English subtitles. Directed by Kari Väänänen. Produced by Marko Röhr and Mikko Tenhunen, Matila Röhr Productions.

Backwood Philosopher

2009 FI 105 min
Festival Year: 2011
Types: Narrative
Topic: Climate Change, Global Perspectives