Eden

Finland, 2020, 92 min.

Director

Ulla Heikkilä

Producer

Miia Haavisto

Scenario

Ulla Heikkilä

Rights Holder

Film Republic

DOP

Pietari Peltola

Cast

Aamu Milonoff, Linnea Skog, Bruno Baer, Satu Tuuli Karhu, Tommi Korpela, Irina Pulkka

Production

Tekele Productions

A coming-of-age story about a Protestant Confirmation summer camp told through the eyes of three 15-year-olds. Aliisa, an intellectually confident non-believer, loses her critical attitude when she falls in love and starts making friends. Jenna, a queen bee who is certain that the camp will become her kingdom, is thrown into an existential crisis instead. Panu, a scared bird, is forced to open up during the camp. The experience of these teenagers is affected by Tiina, 25, a young and eager priest. Tiina is irritated by the mild and liberal attitudes of the other counselors, and she decides to revamp the camp towards religious ecstasy.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Ulla Heikkilä - 1

Ulla Heikkilä

A Helsinki-based director-screenwriter. She holds an MFA in film directing from Aalto University, and her thesis short GOLGOTHA (2016) screened at various festivals in Europe and in North America. Heikkilä has directed several short films and theatre, and she has worked as a staff writer in TV. Her latest shorts, #BAREWITHME (2018) and LET HER SPEAK (a part of the anthology FORCE OF HABIT, 2019), are on the festival circuit at the moment. EDEN is her debut feature.

Selected filmography

2016 GOLGOTHA

2018 #BAREWITHME

2019 LET HER SPEAK

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