Jussi Award nomination: Best Music (2019)
Emilia (Ella Jäppinen) is a divorce kid from East Helsinki. She goes to school, lives with her Mom (Essi Hellén) and sometimes her Dad (Eero Ritala), and her life couldn’t be more ordinary. But one day, Emilia’s pet hamster bites her finger. Emilia gets a secret superpower to transform into Super Furball, who can fly and solve problems with her superpowers. At the same time, the herrings in the nearby Baltic Sea bay are screaming for help. Poisoned water has made them irate, and they’re threatening the peace and quiet in all of East Helsinki. As the Super Furball, Emilia takes on to salvage the situation and finds ways to be more courageous in her own life.
Super Furball is a story of courage, friendship, being different, environmental issues and the wonderful things mundane life can throw at you. The movie is freely based on Paula Noronen‘s popular children’s books.
director: Joona Tena
producer: Marko Talli
music: Panu Aaltio
Finland, 84min (Supermarsu)
Theatrical release: January 26, 2018