Urban Family

Music film

Selja is in her thirties and lives in a shared flat with her friends. One day a boy appears at her door; a boy she gave up for adoption sixteen years earlier. Selja has a chance to get to know her son, but at the same time, makes a complete mess of her and her best friends’ lives.

Urban Family is a new kind of music film set in the modern-day world. The movie’s engaging songs are written precisely for this movie by the very top Finnish songwriters including Paula Vesala, Lauri Ylönen, Olavi Uusivirta, Terhi Kokkonen, Joel Melasniemi, Kerkko Koskinen, Timo Kiiskinen, Yona, Markus Koskinen, Pepe Johansson, Sanni, Elias Kaskinen, Asa, Super Janne, producer MGI (Henri Lanz), Matti Pitkänen and Niina Koponen.

Urban Family was released in Finland at 7.8.2015.

Director: Oskari Sipola
Screenplay: Tua Harno
Producer: Elina Pohjola / Pohjola-filmi
Music Producer: Pete Eklund / Kaiho Republic
Distributor: Nordisk Film www.nordiskfilm.fi


Maria Ylipää – Selja
Johannes Brotherus – Leo
Riku Nieminen – Henri
Pihla Maalismaa – Iisa
Anu Sinisalo – Maria
Peter Kanerva – Tomi
Timo Tuominen – Kalle


Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland 2015
Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland 2015
Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia 2015
Soho International Film Festival, USA 2016
Chicago International Film Festival, USA 2016
Juniorfest, Czech Republic 2016