Poor Maria

Feb 17, 2008

Eija-Elina Bergholm, Finland, 1972, 81 min

The debut film from Eija-Elina Bergholm, is tragic tale of a successful businesswoman, whose affair with a younger man is derailed by her growing fear of loneliness. When she objects to his making love to another woman in their apartment, he kicks her out. She moves back in with her mother after getting sick and losing her job. When she is forced to commit her aged grandmother to an asylum, she suffers an emotional breakdown. Winner of The Finnish State Award and the Karlovy Cary Film Festival.

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