How to Kill a Cloud

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24th TDF: Greek Premiere

Scientist Hannele Korhonen has one ultimate passion: to be the best at what she does and be recognized for it. Her life changes dramatically when she is awarded a 1,5 million USD research grant by the United Arab Emirates to participate in their ambitious project to stimulate rainfall over the notoriously arid region. The opportunity to get proper funding and do good sounds amazing. But, gradually Hannele learns that the financiers have their own agenda. Her enthusiasm morphs into an ethical dilemma and inner conflicts. If she succeeds in making it rain, is she giving means to rule the clouds? What is the ultimate price of ambition? An ambient, fragile film about clouds, cultural practices, and the temptations of environmental engineering.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Tuija Halttunen
Script: Tuija Halttunen
Cinematography: Ville Hakonen
Editing: Jussi Sandhu
Sound: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Production: Wacky Tie Films
Producers: Niina Virtanen, Pasi Hakkio
Co-production: Copenhagen Film Company
Co-producers: Ulrik Gutkin
Executive producer: Ville Hakonen, Jussi Sandhu
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Finland, Denmark
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 80΄
Contact: Rise and Shine World Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Premio Zonta Club Award – Locarno International Film Festival 2021, Best Testimony on Nature – Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021

Tuija Halttunen


1995 Taivas ja maa | Heaven and Earth (short)
2007 Mielen tila | State of Mind
2009 Tabula Rasa (short)
2013 Naapurit | Neighbours
2015 Side | Bandage (short)
2021 How to Kill a Cloud