Film for Thought – This Wednesday, 26th March 2014 at 6.45 pm, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of Swedish film ‘Mother of Mine’ at the amphi theatre.
Film: Mother of Mine (2005, Swedish with English subtitles)
Directed by: Klaus Härö
Cast: Topi Majaniemi, Esko Salminen, Maria Lundqvist, Marjaana Maijala, Aino-Maija Tikkanen
Duration: 111 mins
Mother of Mine is a film about the fate of one little boy amidst the warring world. Finland goes to war and 9-year-old Eero's father is sent to the front. Even though his father promises him that the war will soon be over, things are never the same again. Shortly after the start of the war, sad tidings come from the front that make Eero's mother, Kirsti, break down completely.
Widowed and crushed by sadness, Kirsti is not able to look after her son and she sends Eero to safety in Sweden, a neutral country untouched by the war. Kirsti assures him that it's for Eero's own good, but Eero has trouble understanding this. The journey towards a new country and a new mother begins.
During the Finnish-Russian War more than 70 000 children were evacuated from Finland to Sweden. The story is loosely based on Heikki Hietamies's novel by the same title.
Please note, the screening will start at 6.45 pm at Sunaparanta amphi theatre