A powerful and moving multi-narrative story of a group of characters from the same Finnish community all looking for love during one wintry week.
In the multicultural seaside suburb of Vuosaari in Helsinki, Finnish director Aku Louhimies follows a fascinating collection of characters all dealing with the complexities of life, and all trying to find ways to feel. Among the group are a woman neglected by her cheating husband, a young boy left alone with his pet dog, and a young teenage girl desperate for fame. Louhimies explores themes of alienation, celebrity and conformity with emotion, but always maintaining a warm sense of the underlying strength of human nature. It’s a deeply touching multi-narrative film with a strong ensemble cast and a particularly stunning performance by Finnish singer Leena Kuurmaa – who also provides some of the film’s haunting music.