Heart of Mine

  • Denmark

Solf is the kind of provincial town you move away from and never go back to, even if it in 2006 was officially named the most perfect town by the Finns. At least right until the film director Olavi Linna's brother Kyösti decided to move back. The two brothers always dreamt of leaving their home town while listening to Bowie's 'Starman', but Kyösti, who in the meantime has lived in both Paris and Milan, is now in need of the security of a home and is seeking out the native soil of his childhood. Here, he receives the advice from an old friend, who himself never managed to make the big move, but who in return has clocked 130,000 km on his exercise bike in his own living room. But what is Kyösti looking for? And is it at all possible to be happy in a town like Solf? 'Restless in Paradise' (maybe) finds the answer in the poetry of banal everyday life - in the light that mirrors the window's formations on the living room wall, and in the naked beauty of northern Finnish nature. As the two brothers' mother soberly concludes, one can easily become happy, if only one is in touch with ones feelings. Even in Solf.

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  • Original Title
    Heart of Mine
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    23 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Denmark
  • Format
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