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by Jan Forsström


Marja is a single mother who works the nights and spends the days taking care of her daughter Julia. One day they meet Julia’s father, a Kurd emigrant and Marja’s old flame. As Julia realises who the strange man is, she turns more and more possessive of her daughter. As racism grows amongst her colleagues, Marja gets an illegal gun.

international title: Princess of Egypt
original title: Silmäterä
country: Finland
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Jan Forsström
film run: 90'
release date: FI 20/09/2013
screenplay: Jan Forsström
cast: Emmi Parviainen, Luna Leinonen Botero, Mazdak Nassir, Ylva Ekblad
cinematography by: Päivi Kettunen
film editing: Jan Forsström
art director: Vilja Katramo, Okku Rahikainen
music: Lau Nau
producer: Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg
production: Making Movies
distributor: Oy Atlantic Film Finland Ab
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main awards/selection

Midnight Sun Film Festival 2013
Espoo Film Festival 2013
Helsinki International Film Festival 2013
International Film Festival of Bratislava 2013
Bergamo Film Meeting 2014

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