• drama ,
  • biographical ,
  • Feature Films
2020 | 122 min



In 1913, Helene Schjerfbeck was a forgotten artist, living together with her elderly mother in the Finnish countryside. She had kept painting for passion only, not for glory. An art dealer decides to organise a huge solo exhibition for Helene and introduces her to Einar Reuter, a passionate admirer of Helene’s work. She falls deeply in love with him, despite their age difference. Through the tragic relationship, Helene grows more independent and becomes a stronger artist than ever before.

DIRECTOR: Antti J. Jokinen
SCREENWRITER: Antti J. Jokinen, Marko Leino (based on the novel Helene by Rakel Liehu)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rauno Ronkainen F.S.C.
EDITING: Benjamin Mercer F.C.E.
MUSIC: Kirka Sainio
CAST: Laura Birn, Johannes Holopainen, Pirkko Saisio, Krista Kosonen, Eero Aho, Jarkko Lahti
PRODUCERS: Mikko Tenhunen, Antti J. Jokinen
CO-PRODUCER: Evelin Penttilä
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Stellar Film (Estonia)
SALES: Picture Tree


Antti J. Jokinen

made a succesful international career as a music video director before moving on to feature films. His films include The Resident (2011), Purge (official Finnish selection for Oscars, 2012), and The Midwife (Finnish box office hit, 2015).

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Jenni Domingo

International Promotion Coordinator

• festival distribution strategy for feature films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: feature films

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