In 1913, Helene Schjerfbeck was a forgotten artist, living together with her elderly mother in the Finnish countryside. She had kept painting for passion only, not for glory. An art dealer decides to organise a huge solo exhibition for Helene and introduces her to Einar Reuter, a passionate admirer of Helene’s work. She falls deeply in love with him, despite their age difference. Through the tragic relationship, Helene grows more independent and becomes a stronger artist than ever before.
Antti J. Jokinen is ranked as one of the most requested music video directors worldwide. During the past few years he has directed the feature films The Resident (2011), Purge (official selection for Oscars, 2012), and The Midwife (Finnish box office hit, 2015).