“The Living Room of the Nation” opens a portrait-like view into six Finnish living rooms. The film is a story of changes, loneliness, responsibilities and the unavoidable passing of time. The main characters are common Finnish people in different phases of life. Each of them is looking for something: human closeness, understanding or acceptance. The scale of events varies, but even as small and familiar they position the characters into dramatic situations. These individual everyday experiences converge into a sensitive and momentarily surreal story of human life.
Jukka Karkkainen was born in 1972. He has been making documentary films since 2003. Aside from filmmaking Jukka has been working as a construction worker. He is the co-founder of Mouka Filmi production company.
Zetor-Born Free (2004), The Smoking Room (2006), Tomorrow was Yesterday (2009), The Living Room of the Nation (2009)