Mixing Christmas and Horror: Interview with Rare Exports Writer/Director Jalmari Helander

Writer/Director Jalmari Helander delved deep into European lore to create Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a delectably dark horror-fantasy about the people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who unfortunately discover the secret behind Santa Claus.

In this interview by Joseph Proimakis from Quiet Earth, Helander discusses  coming up with the original screenplay idea, expanding his original short film into this feature, and creating a Finnish film that resonated with filmgoers around the world.

Read the article here.

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