Eedenistä Pohjoiseen

Garden Lovers

GARDEN LOVERS is a documentary love story about Finnish couples who have a passion for gardening. The film with comic undertones looks at their stories behind the hedges. The garden provides a framework for tales of relationship conflicts and joys; it depicts the many ways in which life can flourish; it gives strength and unites, but it also becomes a meeting place for farewells. There is an invisible bond that grows between the couples in the film; they comment and comfort each other with their own stories.

Director's Biography
Virpi Suutari, born 1967, is a Finnish filmmaker. She is the author and director of such acclaimed documentary films like SIN, DOCUMENTARY ABOUT EVERYDAY CRIMES, VALKOINEN TAIVAS, THE IDLE ONES (together with Susanna Helke) and AUF WIEDERSEHEN FINNLAND. In 2006, CROSSING EUROPE dedicated its tribute to Suutari and Helke in 2006. // Films (selection): PITKIN TIETÄ PIENI LAPSI (Along the Road Little Child, 2005, doc; CE '06), AUF WIEDERSEHEN FINNLAND (2010, doc), HILTON! – TÄÄLLÄ OLLAAN ELÄMÄ (Hilton! – Here for Life, 2013, doc; CE ’14), EEDENISTÄ POHJOISEEN (Garden Lovers 2014, doc)
European Panorama 2015
Virpi Suutari
Finland 2014
72 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Virpi Suutari
Cinematography Heikki Färm (F.S.C.)
Editing Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound/Sounddesign Olli Huhtanen
Music Sanna Salmenkallio
Producer(s) Ulla Simonen (MADE)
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