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New Finnish release proves that it’s not always sunny in Eden - Production / Funding - Finland

New Finnish release proves that it’s not always sunny in Eden - Production / Funding - Finland

The highly anticipated drama by Ulla Heikkilä will venture where few dare to go: straight to a Christian camp. Ulla Heikkilä’s first feature, Eden – set, of all places, in a Christian camp – is bound to stand out among a slew of new Finnish releases, if just for one reason, rarely addressed by her colleagues, at least unless their name is Klaus Härö: religion. “I was interested in the way confirmation camps create a world of their own, far from everyday reality,” says the director, still optimistic about the film’s planned end-of-July premiere. “It forces the participants to redefine their relationship with their community and with themselves. The questions my characters face are quite universal: where do I belong? Do I want to belong there? Do I need the sense of belonging?” Over the course of one summer week, some of these questions might even be answered. “I’m interested.

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