Stars Above is set in three different time periods: 1942, 1978, and the present day. During the war, Saima takes in casualties on her farm, yet when she draws close to one of them, rumors start to spread. Tuulikki moves back to the family farm hoping to start a new life with the man of her dreams--but how truthful has she been with herself? Salla moves back home from Sweden, hoping to continue her hermit's life, only to meet someone trying to break down the walls she's erected around her emotional life. Full of revealing period detail, Stars Above offers a rich chronicle of the changing context of Finnish women's lives.
The film's director, Saara Cantell, will offer a short introduction before the screening and host a brief Q&A afterwards.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
In Finnish, with English subtitles--Rated R
Film Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission