Finlandia, Irlanda, 2022
Director: Klaus Härö; screenplay: Kirsi Vikman, Jimmy Karlsson; cinematography: Robert Nordström; production design: John Hand; costumes: Allison Byrne; editing: Philippe Ravoet; music: Michelino Bisceglia; casting: Emma Gunnery; producers: Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho, David Collins; production company: Making Movies, Samson Films, Umedia. Irish location: Achill Island
Running time: 103’
With James Cosmo, Bríd Brennan, Catherine Walker, Nora-Jane Noone, Aidan O’Hare
Concerned for the welfare of her irascible father, a retired sea captain, harried nurse Grace hires local widow Annie as his housekeeper. When the pair embark on an unexpected romance, Grace is forced to face the feelings of resentment and hostility she’s harbored since childhood. As old wounds and closely guarded secrets come to light, the future of Howard and Annie’s budding relationship is threatened.
Klaus Härö is one of the most successful Finnish filmmakers. One of his latest films The Fencer (2015) was nominated for the Golden Globes and shortlisted for Oscars. His first feature film Elina won the Crystal Bear in Berlin 2003 and Ingmar Bergman prize in Sweden 2004. His other films include Mother of Mine (2005) and Letters to Father Jacob (2009).