The Witching Hour, written and directed by Miikka Leskinen, was screened at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on the 20th of December. The event was organised by the Finnish Film Foundation together with The Finnish Embassy to promote Finnish short films internationally.
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.