Cinematography by Timo Salminen
Editing by Raija Talvio
Art Direction by Pertti Hilkamo and Heikki Ukkonen
Costumes by Tuula Hilkamo
Starring Matti Pellonpää and Kati Outinen
The structure of it is a modern fairytale. A woman is trapped in an ugly land wishes to escape, but which suitor should she pick? Which one is the prince? Shot in Finland, the camera movements swoop and capture the normalcy of the town, but in a way that lifts it, enlarges and deepens it, until it feels like a vast and painterly wonderland. The acting and writing are simple, direct, and sincere, but it's the subtle under-layer of sweetness and humor that makes it a treasured movie.