Veera Lehto-Michaud (Prince of Paris) + Marianne Mäkelä & Heli Pekkonen (Calling Mother)

Prince of Paris + Calling Mother

Finland 2019
In French, English, Spanish and Finnish with English subtitles
76 min
Suitable for audiences aged 7 and above
Director: Veera Lehto-Michaud (Prince of Paris) + Marianne Mäkelä & Heli Pekkonen (Calling Mother)
Screenplay: Veera Lehto-Michaud (Prince of Paris) + Marianne Mäkelä & Heli Pekkonen (Calling Mother)
Production: Venla Hellstedt, Tuffi Films (Prince of Paris) + Marianne Mäkelä, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Zone2 Pictures (Calling Mother)
Print Source: Tuffi Films + Zone2 Pictures

New short films from Finland! Two heartwarming documentaries that deal with relationships between parents and children are premiering in Espoo Ciné.

Veera Lehto-Michaud

Prince of Paris (Pariisin prinssi)

A film about Princesse, a 9-year-old Cameroonian, and her father, who leaves Africa to make their dreams come true. The two keep in touch through numerous phone calls.

Princesse goes to school while her father is trying to make it in Paris cleaning streets and selling souvenirs that enable him to send nice clothes to his daughter – and a smartphone that she’s been begging for.

Finland 2019
In French, English and Spanish with English subtitles
58’
Trailer

Marianne Mäkelä, Heli Pekkonen
Calling Mother (Soita äidille)

Calling Mother is about the moments when you just have to call your mum. It is a compilation of phone calls made by different people to their mothers. Film follows the lifespan of a human being from youth to adulthood, a child changing from a dependent to a caretaker. Phone calls are connected by images of an old telephone center and a story of a young mother who doesn’t have a mother to call. -Finnish Films Catalogue 2019

Finland 2019
In Finnish with English subtitles
18’
Trailer



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