Ten-year-old Matti wants to spend his holidays in his father’s native Finland, but his family can barely make ends meet and cannot afford the trip. Matti sees the only solution in a giveaway, with a house in Finland as the main prize. The universe has made so many mistakes, this time it must give him a hand. A children’s summer adventure about the courage to make a fresh start.
Matti and Sammi and the Three Biggest Mistakes in the Universe
About the director Stefan Westerwelle
Stefan Westerwelle graduated in film and TV from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. His graduation film While You Are Here (2006) premiered in Locarno and received a Special Mention for best debut film, and also won awards at many other festivals. His next title, the documentary Detlef (2012) was screened at Berlinale, as well as the gripping psychological thriller Lose Your Head (2013).
Festivals and awards: Zlín Film Festival (Czech Republic) 2018, SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience (Germany) 2018 – ECFA Award, Cinekid Festival (Netherlands) 2018, Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People (Greece) 2018 – Best Young Actor Award (Nick Holaschke)