Subliminal Films Sets March Release for Finnish Hillbilly Thriller ‘Tuftland’

Subliminal Films has acquired U.S. rights to Finnish hillbilly thriller Tuftland, and has provided a series of new posters in anticipation of a March 1, 2019, theatrical and VOD release.

The debut feature from genre filmmaker Roope Olenius, Tuftland concerns headstrong textile student Irina as she accepts a summer job offer from the isolated and self-sufficient village of Kyrsyä, only to quickly realize that the offbeat hillbillies who inhabit the small town aren’t as harmless as they may seem.

The film, shot on location in the Finnish backwoods, is allegedly noted for its controversial and provocative blend of feminist themes, arthouse refinement, and slasher tropes. Tuftland is adapted by Olenius from the stage play ‘Kyrsyä’ by Neea Viitamäki, and stars rising Finnish actresses Veera W. Vilo and Saara Elina across from Miikka J. Anttila, with Olenius, Vilo, and Anttila serving as producers.

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