by Mika Taanila

is premiering at the 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR in the program strand ”Harbour”.

Failed Emptiness is an existential thriller that describes the familiar experience of emptiness when responsibilities end.




With Ariane Tretow

director and editor: Mika Taanila

screenplay: Harry Salmenniemi

cinematography: Jussi Eerola

music and sound design: Nika Son

additional music: Klara Lewis

graphic design: Patrik Söderlund.


2024 | 66 min | b/w | DCP | 1:1,33, original title: Epäonnistunut tyhjyys.