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Helene (2020)

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

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Antti Jokinen
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Credited cast:
Laura Birn ... Helene Schjerfbeck
Johannes Holopainen ... Einar Reuter
Pirkko Saisio Pirkko Saisio ... Olga Schjerfbeck
Krista Kosonen ... Helena Westermarck
Eero Aho ... Magnus Schjerfbeck
Jarkko Lahti ... Gösta Stenman
Saana Koivisto ... Tyra Arp
Kaj Kuosmanen Kaj Kuosmanen ... Museovieras (uncredited)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tero Jartti Tero Jartti ... Kansanparantaja
Jan Korander Jan Korander ... Tohtori Säilä
Lilian Pärni ... Museovieras / Nainen Vankkureissa / Nainen Puistossa
Kristjan Üksküla ... Friend
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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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Finnish

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (Finland) See more »

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Masterpiece! Biographical portrait of pioneering painter from Finland.
17 January 2020 | by kristianjuusolaSee all my reviews

Leading role was superb! Laura Birn really commands the screen. Every other roles were well played too, good casting. Set decorating was best that I've ever seen in a finnish movie! And finally cinematography was like art itself(painted art). Wow! Highly recommended!


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