Key cast: Martti Kaartinen, Tomi Enbuska, Minna Partanen, Outi Lindström
Four Finnish hipsters end up in a funky bar in Berlin. Kaarlo is trying to impress the girls by telling them what once happened to his not-so-talkative Lappish friend Toni in another bar in Dijon, France.
Mikko Myllylahti is a Finnish filmmaker and a poet. Born and raised in Lapland, he graduated from ELO Film School Helsinki in 2012. His short films have shown in major festivals (Locarno, Tampere, Nordisk Panorama) and his poetry collections have gained critical acclaim in Finland. Currently he is writing his debut feature as a director. He is also the screenwriter of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, a feature premiering in Cannes Film Festival / Un Certain Regard in 2016.
The Dijon Story is a short comedy film about Finnish hipsters in Berlin, Neukölln. It is based on a true story, the tale depicted in the film actually happened in Dijon. We are sorry for that. One can only hope that Chaplin was correct: it is distance that makes comedy. Besides what happened in Dijon the film is a tender and self-ironic parody of what being a hipster is all about, regardless the nationality.