Cinema of the World

The WoodCutter Story

Original Title: Metsurin tarina
Director : Mikko Myllylahti
Country : Finland, Netherland, Denmark, Germany
Language : Finnish
Duration : 98 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the World


An open-pit mine is unearthed in an idyllic town in Northern Finland. A strange chain of dreadful events affect the life of Pepe, a kind and optimistic woodcutter. But no matter what happens, Pepe seems to be fine with it, as if he holds a secret of existence that is hard to grasp.

Mikko Myllylahti


Mikko Myllylahti was born on May 27, 1980 in Oulu, Finland. He is a writer and director, known for The Woodcutter Story (2022), The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (2016) and Tiikeri (2018).


– Jarkko Lahti
– H.P. Björkman
– Iivo Tuuri
– Marc Gassot


– Director: Mikko Myllylahti
– Producer: Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki
– Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi
– Writer: Mikko Myllylahti
– DOP: Arsen Sarkisiants
– Sound: Peter Albrechtsen, Jorma Kaulanen
– Music: Jonas Struck


Winner- Cannes Film Festival 2022 (Gan Foundation Award for Distribution)

Nominee-Chicago International Film Festival 2022(New Directors Competition)

Nominee-São Paulo International Film Festival 2022(Best Film)