Annu (Iina Kuustonen) is getting married and trying to decide whether to keep her name. A small choice grows into an all-out war when her best friend (Lotta Kaihua) sees this as a question of equality between the sexes while Annu’s husband (Santtu Karvonen) tries to play it down. But in the end it’s just a name – or is it?
Just a Name premiered at Aspen Shortsfest in 2015 and was screened at several prominent short film festivals around the world. It is directed by renowned actress and theatre director and Tiina Lymi.
Directed by: Tiina Lymi
Written by: Melli Maikkula
DOP: Jan Nyman
Production designer: Janne Siltavuori
Costume designer: Tiina Kaukanen
Make-up artist: Kata Launonen
Sound designer: Karri Niinivaara
Editing by: Harri Ylönen
Music by: Vesa Mäkinen
Graphic designer: Atte Karttunen
Produced by: John Lundsten
Starring: Iina Kuustonen, Lotta Kaihua, Santtu Karvonen, Essi Hellén
Original title: Naisen nimi
Length: 18 min.
International premiere: Aspen Shortsfest 2015
Festivals:Tampere International Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Season Film Festival, Kuopion Vilimit, EU Film Festival Los Angeles, Helsinki International Film Festival, Rauma Blue Sea Film Festival, Midnight Sun Film Festival, Nordic Film Days Lubeck, Nordisk Panorama etc.