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TWISTED ROOTS

by Saara Saarela

synopsis

Drama about traditions and legacy of the Kuura family. For the first time in years, the family is united under one roof by the father´s hereditary illness. During an unpredictable winter they search for balance between secrets and truths. The parents have to face themselves and their repressed fears. At the same time the children are trying to find their place in the family and understand their heritage.

international title: Twisted Roots
original title: Väärät juuret
country: Finland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Saara Saarela
release date: FI 10/09/2009
screenplay: Selja Ahava, Saara Saarela
cast: Milka Ahlroth, Pertti Sveholm, Niko Saarela, Silva Robbins, Vieno Saaristo
cinematography by: Rauno Ronkainen
film editing: Harri Ylönen
art director: Anu Maja
costumes designer: Tiina Kaukanen
music: Marko Nyberg
producer: Liisa Penttilä
production: Edith Film OY
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland
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