Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

de Jalmari Helander



The prospecting a group of scientists is carrying out in a town in the north of Finland is altering the locals' mood. Little Pietari is one of the first to realize that something´s going wrong and his curiosity leads him to discover the terrifying origin of one of Christmas' most popular characters. Director of Rare Exports Inc and Rare Exports Inc - Safety Instructions, two sensational short films, Finnish Jalmari Helander now presents us with the long version, an ingenious Christmas tale that produces the same effect as a horror story told by the light of a bonfire. This year Santa Claus is coming to Sitges in October. Watch out for him!


Jalmari Helander

Helsinki, 1976. He began his career in the advertising world directing commercials and music video clips. His award-winning shorts Rare Exports Inc. (03) and Rare Exports Inc. - Safety Instructions (05) have become cult pieces. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is his first feature film.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English, Finnish