KÄTILÖ / THE MIDWIFE

2015, Colour, Finland, Focus on World Cinema

 

Production Team

Director : Antti J Jokinen

Screenwriter : Katja Kettu, Antti J. Jokinen D’après le roman/Based on the novel: Kätilö de/by Katja Kettu

Cinematographer : Rauno Ronkainen

Editor : Benjamin Mercer

Cast : Krista Kosonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Leea Klemola, Tommi Korpela

Music : Pessi Levanto

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Markus Selin, Jukka Helle, Solar Films, Veneentekijäntie 20, 00150 Helsinki (Finlande), [email protected]


 

Synopsis

Finland, 1944. The country is shaken by the Lapland War, a conflict between Germany and Finland in the the wake of WWII. Helena, a small community’s midwife, meets the Finnish-German Nazi officer Johannes Angelhurst. She is attracted to the mysterious stranger and follows him to the prisoner of war camp where he serves as a nurse. For Angelhurst, Helena is different from any other woman, and they develop a passionate relationship. Yet their love neither removes the traumatic war images that haunt the officer nor the gruesome secrets hiding behind the walls of the camp...

 

Director

Born in Nurmijärvi, Finland, Antti J. Jokinen graduated in TV and film from East Carolina University before making his directorial debut in Fist Full of Sand, a short that caught the attention of MTV and led him to work for the network. Back in Finland he founded Solar Films, since become Finland’s largest film and TV producer. Selected filmography: THE RESIDENT (2011), PURGE (2012).


 

Projections

Friday September 4, 2022 - 09:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11
Saturday September 5, 2022 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11


 

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