New short films from Finland! Two heartwarming documentaries that deal with relationships between parents and children are premiering in Espoo Ciné.
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.
In French, English and Spanish with English subtitles
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
In Finnish with English subtitles