Teemu Niukkanen, Finland, 2019

12 minutes, Finnish with English subtitles

Are You Hungry? is a bold comedy with a heart of gold. A single mother, out of touch with the modern world, is trying to guide her son safely towards homosexuality


Teemu Niukkanen, born in 1978, is a Finnish comedy director. Niukkanen has a distinguishable style where mundane meets absurd meets humane. Niukkanen has described his style as being “bad taste done with good taste”. Niukkanen’s first short Fucking Bunnies premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 and has received twelve awards. Niukkanen’s second short Are you hungry? premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

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