Finnish-born photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen (a member of the estimable Amber film collective) returns after two decades in Britain to visit her family in Helsinki and at their country holiday home. Structured as a letter to her daughter (who soon gets bored of the stunning, empty landscapes her mother adores), the film is an impressionistic meditation on exile, nostalgia, nature, nationality and family. Occasionally a little too poetic, but its overall intelligence transcends purely personal concerns.
Amber Production Team
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