Theatre School graduate Aurelia is the same age as free Europe: she was born on the same day the Berlin Wall fell. Now Aurelia is on the threshold of her breakthrough: a cult director has cast her in the main role in his upcoming production. Meanwhile Aurelia’s father is in the hospital, mute. Aurelia refuses […]
Meanwhile, her 16-year old self-mutilating niece, Mari, blossoms as she falls in love with her Finnish teacher. But when he tries to end their affair, she starts cutting herself again. The passionate love between the student and teacher is witnessed by the innocent eyes of the elder’s 6-year old daughter. The author elegantly weaves these […]
When Aleksi stuns Iiris by leaving her after a seven year relationship and admits he has never loved her, a new beginning lies before her – one that at first looks like an end. But never fear – school psychologist Iiris will devise survival strategies! With the help of her 80-something neighbour Marja-Liisa and the […]
As Elsa is dying, her husband Martti and daughter Eleonoora try to get used to the idea of losing her, but they are crushed with sorrow. As her mother’s existence becomes more fragile, the anchors of Eleonoora’s childhood memories slip away. Eleonoora’s own daughter, Anna, easily loses herself in pondering the fates of passers-by. For […]
Maria, a parish pastor, leaves her life inFinland behind and journeys toNew York, wracked by a heated internal debate between responsibility and the need to escape. InNew York, Maria meets a woman who opens the door to the world of dance. Step by step, she gains the courage to reflect on where she’s really from: […]
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