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Two girls smiling, dressed in grey winter clothes
Aava Merikanto, Lilja Lehto © Zodiak Finland

Children’s film Jill and Joy's Winter audio described – premiere 9th October

Jill and Joy's Winter (Onnelin ja Annelin talvi) is the first children’s film in Finland, that can be watched in movie theatres with audio description. The film’s premiere is Friday October 9th.

You can listen to the audio description by downloading free MovieReading application to your smartphone or tablet.

Jill and Joy's Winter

In feature film Jill and Joy's Winter, Jill and Joy (both 9) live in their own house like any other little girls, except that they might be a little happier than most little girls, as they get to live in their own house specifically designed for the two. One December evening a small car, barely the size of a shoebox, pulls up in front their house, and a teensy-weensy family gets out; it's the McTiny family. The family has become homeless after a road roller smashed their home. Planning to live with the girls temporarily, the family moves in with Jill and Joy but soon finds out that not all big people have good intentions towards them. Fortunately Jill and Joy get help from their neighbors Tingelstein and Tangelstein, two women capable of coming up with all kinds of funny and magical things, Police Chief Ronny Righteous and his wife and Mrs. Pompinella Prune, and the adventure has a happy end. Jill and Joy also get to have a Christmas party with the McTinies—in the original McTinies style.

Working group

Director: Saara Cantell
Producer: Sari Lempiäinen
Script: Sami Keski-Vähälä (based on the original book Onnelin ja Annelin talvi by Marjatta Kurenniemi)
Production company: Zodiak Finland Oy
Distribution in Finland: Nordisk Film
Audio description: Anu Aaltonen, Carita Lehtniemi and Heikki Ekola


The film is spoken in Finnish and it has Swedish subtitles. Audio description is in Finnish.


See trailer in YouTube

Instructions for downloading MovieReading

Instructions for downloading MovieReading (in Finnish, kulttuuripalvelu.fi)

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