28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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How to Kill a Cloud
How to Kill a Cloud
How to Kill a Cloud
How to Kill a Cloud
How to Kill a Cloud

How to Kill a Cloud

director: Tuija Halttunen
original title: How to Kill a Cloud
country: Finland, Denmark
year: 2021
running time: 80 min.


Hannele Korhonen, an ambitious Finnish meteorologist, has been studying clouds all her life. Their essence is chemical, physical and metaphysical. Due to funding constraints on her research, she decides to take up the Faustian challenge of a wealthy sheikh from the United Arab Emirates and apply for a scientific tender. Research into the creation of artificial rain in arid desert land is fraught with a number of moral dilemmas. An ambient, fragile film about clouds, cultural practices and the temptations of environmental engineering. Fragments of destruction wrapped in a meditative flow of aerosol images.


Q&A with Tuija Halltunen:



Tuija Halttunen is a Finnish filmmaker who won an award at the Tampere Film Festival with her first short film Heaven and Earth. Her feature documentary Neighbors was nominated for the Prix Europa 2013. How to Kill a Cloud premiered in competition at the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen.

more about film

director: Tuija Halttunen
producer: Niina Virtanen, Ulrik Gutkin
script: Tuija Halttunen
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
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