Directed by Ulrika Bengts, director of Finland’s 2013 Oscar contender, The Disciple.
A classical movie with a progressive message: “Life doesn’t have to be either-or, it can be both.”
A hauntingly beautiful and unusual coming-of-age tale, filmed on 35mm. The acting and directing matches the high quality of the writing. Touching, yet not overly emotional, it draws you in from the first moment and transports you to 1890 with IRIS, who, abandoned by her artist mother, discovers the joys of friendship and family on a remote island.It’s a story of the human condition and how even deep prejudices can be overcome by the simple act of kindness and the willingness to strive for individuality.