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This was surprise for me. I saw it in Karlovy Vary film festival, and It was one of the biggest highlights of the festival. Came out of the blue. I had heard the directors name mentioned before, but I didn't expect such mature directing.
I had to even dig out some more information of these Apostolic Lutherans /Conservative Laestadians and found out that the film had brought up a lot of discussion in the Finnish media.
The film it self has a very strong visual style. Camera is very close to the main actors, and you can really feel with them.
I thought that the actors were doing a fantastic job in every aspect and the characters were so innocent and moving. This old fart could really relate to them.
As for ratings. I thought it was almost a ten for me, but some of the oddities in the script made it a nine. How ever I could live through these problems, because the feeling in the film was so strong. Good work!
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