Maarit has successfully managed to live a double life - a male body transformed into an attractive and intelligent woman. However, this new life has come at a considerable price, as many ... See full summary »
Detective Sergeant Timo HarjunpÃ¤Ã¤ of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. ... See full summary »
The tense marriage between two painters is shaken and stirred when the husband's provocative free-spirited nude model ignites his wife's sexual and spiritual awakening. In a three way game ... See full summary »
Eliza Pryor Nagel
The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin ... See full summary »
A sort of "Divorce Finnish Style," Mika Kaurismäki's rambunctious comedy, The House of Branching Love , recounts the breakup of a thirty-something professional couple - Juhani, a family ... See full summary »
Jacqueline is working to finalize her book, which is to be adapted into a play. The film follows her - from New York to Prague - searching for inspiration in the quotidian moments of life. ... See full summary »
This film received quite average reviews from critics, so I was pleasantly surprised by how it mesmerized me. The film focuses on the lives of three women of the same family in three different eras, 1940's, 1970's and 2010's. Their lives are inter-cut to show parallel themes in the women's lives. All of them are essentially looking for the same thing, a place in the world and a soul mate. The main theme of the film is time, and the main thesis is that all times exist in us simultaneously.
Cantell's talent of directing actors is obvious here. The dialogue is vibrant and the acting seems effortless. Petersdottir and Nenonen give good performances, but Björklund pushes her acting a bit far. Lauri Tanskanen gives a very charismatic performance as the young aspiring chef, Ville. I hope to see more of his acting in the future.
Cinematography, sound editing and editing are all done in a good fashion. The set design and costume design are subtly done, showing the different eras in the products and clothing, but not emphasizing them too much.
The film seems to fail in its box office goal, which is sad. Go see it while you can.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?