Ritual for the Rainbow short film


Ritual for the Rainbow is a new short film directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä. It is a story about four preteens who live outside of society’s safety nets due to domestic violence. Ariel, Rupi, Liisa, and Hemmo make a living by shooting rats at a junkyard and collecting empty bottles. They lack role models and authority figures until they meet a Wiccan who organises rituals to teach them confidence and how to combat violence and patriarchy — for a fee, of course.

Produced by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Moderni Kanuuna the short was filmed in summer 2023 and it will premiere at Tampere Film Festival 2024. Tickets are available here: https://tamperefilmfestival.fi/en/programme/national-competition-8-shorts/