The Witching Hour, written and directed by Miikka Leskinen, continues its festival appearances around the world with a screening at the Bratislava International Film Festival. The film is part of a collection of Finnish short films showcased by the Finnish Film Foundation. The Witching Hour had its world premiere at the Helsinki International Film Festival and won a Rising Star award at the Canada International Film Festival.
A summer solstice eclipsed by sin and superstition. Aino has her eyes set on Perttu but over the course of the nightless night, his true nature dispels her illusions. The Finnish people keep many beliefs and traditions related to the Midsummer Night, which is exactly when this film is taking place set in the Finnish wilderness. It explores these mystical hours of bonfires and love spells through the eyes of Aino who has become infatuated with a young man.