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.
|Directed by||Antti J. Jokinen|
|Starring||Laura Birn, Johannes Holopainen, Pirkko Saisio, Krista Kosonen, Eero Aho, Jarkko Lahti|
|Genre||Historical Drama, Biopic, Romance|
|Running time||122 min|
|Scriptwriter||Antti J. Jokinen, Marko Leino|
|Cinematographer||Rauno Ronkainen F.S.C|
|Produced by||Cinematic Inc
|Local Release||2020 Jan 17|
Eligible for Finnish Film Foundation - International Promotion support (PDF)
World Premiere: Shanghai FF 2020 - Golden Globet Award Official Selection
German Premiere: Lübeck Nordic Film Days – Feature Competition
Silver Frog Award - Camerimage