EVERY OTHER COUPLE
Joka toinen pari
‘Every Other Couple’ is a documentary film about moments when we realize that our life is going to chance for good. It’s a film about separation. There are three ex-couples. It means six ex-partners who remember the moment of their separations in a different way. Their stories deal with events of common past and life together after divorce. As parents they still have to deal with each other. The meeting with the ex in the hallway while the children are changing base for the next week. Christmas dinner together with the former family. Shake hands with the new love of the ex-wife. Everywhere in Western World almost every second marriage ends up in divorce. Even if it hasn’t happened to you yet, it has happened to someone close to you, or maybe it is present in your life as a fear, or even a hope.
Mia Halme is a director and scriptwriter. She has been a professional independent filmmaker for fifteen years and her documentaries have been screened widely in different festivals around the world. Her previous film FOREVER YOURS (2011) was awarded for instance with respected Finnish Jussi-prize as the best documentary film of the year and Best Direction prize in Visions du Réel in. She has directed several documentaries about family related issues; latest film was about children taken into care. Family in many ways is the connecting factor in her filmography. Halme works now also as an Executive in Residence in documentary at Film School Helsinki.