Are You Hungry?

Onko sulla nälkä?

Directed by Teemu Niukkanen
Finland | 12 min | 2019 | comedy | Finnish

A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.


Director: Teemu Niukkanen
Scriptwriter: Antti Toivonen
Cinematographer: Aarne Tapola
Editor: Joona Louhivuori
Sound Editor: Pontus Borg
Cast: Pirjo Lonka, Matvei German, Tommi Korpela

Producer: Daniel Kuitunen (Elokuvayhtiö Komeetta)

  • Teemu Niukkanen
    Teemu Niukkanen

Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival – World Premiere

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Teemu Niukkanen

Teemu Niukkanen, born 1978, is a Finnish director working solely within comedy genre. Niukkanen has distinguishable style of storytelling where deadpan meets mundane meets absurd meets humane comprehension – often accompanied with spot-on cinematography. Niukkanen has described his style being “bad taste done with good taste”.

Niukkanen’s first professionally produced short FUCKING BUNNIES premiered AT Sundance Film Festival 2017 and it has been awarded twelve times. Niukkanen’s second short ARE YOU HUNGRY? will has its world premiere in Toronto International Film Festival 2019.

2019 Are You Hungry?, short
2016 Fucking Bunnies, short