The Law of Nature

Juha is owner of a big, but old-fashioned farm in Northern Savonia, Finland. He is hoping his eldest son Henry would take over their farm but as the succeeding comes closer, Henry begins to doubt: should he stay working on the farm with his family or move away in search for better, easier life – leaving his father alone with unsure future?

Mika Rantonen’s and Verena Netzer’s The Law of Nature depicts the harsh reality of Finnish farmers as producer prices are sinking and farms are getting increasingly indebted. Agriculture industry is trying to adapt itself to changes in society and consumption patterns whilst loss of crops due heat waves and rainy summers caused by climate change makes it even harder for an average farmer to maintain a living wage.

Above all, The Law of Nature is a story about people in the web of generations: weaved together with thin strands and strong ties. It talks us about being human, about perseverance and being realistic, about conflicting emotions, dreams and aspirations for future.

Jaana Eskola

Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Verena Netzer, Mika Rantonen
  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2019
  • Length: 70 min
  • Age limit: K7
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Mika Rantonen, Verena Netzer
  • Editing: Katja Pällijeff
  • Music: Aleksi Ranta
  • Production: Mika Rantonen, Verena Netzer / New Eyes Productions Oy


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