Wonderland (2017)

Helena (Milka Ahlroth) remedies her loneliness with wine. Harri (Tommi Korpela) has left her for a younger woman, and her grown-up daughter lives abroad. On top of that Christmas is approaching, so something has to be done. Helena’s friend Ulli (Mari Rantasila) decides to take her to the countryside, where they end up on an organic farm occupied by a former city couple. They’re soon visited by another loner, Oiva (Martti Suosalo), who has his eyes on Helena. Before you know it, Harri shows up and one of the farmers disappears.

Happiness is rare in this appealingly laconic story by Inari Niemi. The tranquility of the farmland offers a backdrop for the urbanites’ confusion with life. Finnish awkwardness and the forced traditions of Christmas are abundant.

Translation: Arttu Manninen

Director Inari Niemi will be present at the screening on 25 September at Kinopalatsi 8 at 16.30.

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  • Language: Finnish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Nordisk Film
  • Cinematography: Sari Aaltonen
  • Editing: Hanna Kuirinlahti