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The Moustache (Viikset)

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

Anni Oja / Short Narrative / Finland / 2015 / 4 min / Colour / DCP2K / In No Dialogue / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


A very vain man is mightily impressed with his own moustache, which he has carefully cultivated, trained and groomed. Striding down the street, he looks down his nose at the pathetic whiskers of the other townsmen, until he comes across another gentleman with his own remarkable concoction of facial hair. An amusing stand-off of epic proportions ensues – but as the ancients have taught us, pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall…

About the Director

Anni Oja was born in 1986 in Oulu, Finland. An animated film director and an art teacher, she lives in Turku, Finland. She studied Art Education at the University of Lapland and Animation at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. Her first film was the short animated puppet film ‘The Table Is Set’ (co-director, 2013). ‘The Moustache’ (2015) is her graduation film.


Anni Oja
Anni Oja
Eija Saarinen
Anna Vepsäläinen
Janne Saviranta
Sales Company
KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
Production Company
Turku University of Applied Sciences / Turku Arts Academy

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