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A story of renowned Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, and the love affair between her and a younger art critic Einar Reuter.

Director:

Antti Jokinen (as Antti J. Jokinen)

Writers:

Antti Jokinen (as Antti J. Jokinen), Marko Leino | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Birn ... Helene Schjerfbeck
Johannes Holopainen ... Einar Reuter
Krista Kosonen ... Helena Westermarck
Pirkko Saisio Pirkko Saisio ... Olga Schjerfbeck
Eero Aho ... Magnus Schjerfbeck
Jarkko Lahti ... Gösta Stenman
Saana Koivisto ... Tyra Arp
Jan Korander Jan Korander ... Tohtori Säilä
Petteri Pennilä Petteri Pennilä ... Kauppias
Valentina Kalinina Valentina Kalinina ... Annulilja
Inger Liis Savi Inger Liis Savi ... Nuori Helene
Aarne Soro Aarne Soro ... Vuokraisäntä
Oskar Rohu Oskar Rohu ... Janne
Pääru Oja ... Pappi
Ann Reiman Ann Reiman ... Kauppiaan vaimo
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Storyline

Year 1915. Helene Schjerfbeck is a forgotten artist living in the countryside with her elderly mother. Years have passed since her last exhibition, and Helene has continued to paint only for her own passion. Everything changes when an art dealer discovers Helene and her 159 amazing paintings and wants to organize a large solo exhibition. However, the most important moment in Helene's life is brought on by her encounter with amateur painter Einar Reuter, who is a passionate admirer of Helene's art. He becomes Helene's confidante and the unfulfilled love of her life. Inspired by true events, HELENE describes the life of Finland's most acclaimed painter Helene Schjerfbeck between 1915-1923.

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The number of cars in Helsinki late 1910's and early 1920's seems exaggerated. On the other hand not a single horse can be seen albeit horses were at the time most common mode of transport along with bicycles (in the summer time) - not a single bicycle can be seen either. See more »

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Watch paint dry instead.
26 January 2021 | by samisamisami-81640See all my reviews

Boring boring and boring, just wasted 2hrs of my life waiting something to happen. And those paintings my two years old draws better, 4 points for cinematography, acting was so wooden. Avoid at all costs.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Хелене See more »

Filming Locations:

Senaatintori, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Cinematic, Stellar Film See more »
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DTS

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2.35 : 1
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