The Princess of Egypt

Silmäterä

Marja’s, 25, life’s center is her 7 year old daughter Julia. Marja works at nights so that she can spend her days with Julia; fooling around with her and telling her a fairy tale about the Princess of Egypt and her mother.

The harmony of the family breaks up when they Kamaran, an Iranian emigrant who understands that he’s Julia’s father. He had a short fling with Marja years ago but Marja never told him that she got pregnant. Kamaran wants to connect with his daughter and starts to pressure Marja with his brother and wife.

Marja gets scared that Kamaran plans to take Julia away from her. To protect her daughter she’s prepared for extreme acts.

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Title

The Princess of Egypt

Original Title

Silmäterä

Production Year

2013

Genre

Drama

Length

90 min

Language

Finnish

Cast

Marja

Emmi Parviainen

Julia

Luna Leinonen Botero

Kamaran

Mazdak Nassir

Karin

Ylva Ekblad

Leena

Terhi Suorlahti

Ali

Bahram Peivastegan

Crew

Director, writer, editor

Jan Forsström

Cinematography

Päivi Kettunen

Production Design

Vilja Katramo, Okku Rahikainen

Costume Design

Kirsi Gum

Key Make-up Artist

Elisa Uimonen

Sound Design

Micke Nyström

Music

LauNau

Producers

Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg

Awards

Best Film Prize
32nd Bergamo Film Meeting
Italy 2014

Festivals

Espoo Cine International Film Festival, Finland 2013

International Film Festival Molodist, Ukraine 2013

IN COMPETITION, 62nd International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, European Film Forum Scanorama, Lithuania 2013

Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia 2013

The Prague International Film Festival FEBIOFEST, Czech Republic 2014

Ny finsk film / New Finnish Film tour in Sweden 2014

Festroia, Portugal 2014

12d edition of Brussels Film Festival, Belgium 2014

Festival Internacional de Cine de Valencia, Spain 2014

Sopot Film Festival, Poland 2014

Le Vie del Cinema, Milan, Italy 2014

New Nordic Cinema, Scandinavia House, New York, USA 2015

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