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Maria’s Paradise

  •   Zaida Bergroth
  •   Finland
  •   Global Currents, Women in Cinema

In this riveting drama based on a scandal that rocked Finland in the 1920s, orphaned teen Salome is held in thrall by Maria Åkerblom, a charismatic cult leader who claims that God speaks to her. Only when Salome finally ventures outside of the Helsinki estate where Maria lives with her followers does the young girl question the teachings she’s been raised to hold true. Acclaimed filmmaker Bergroth (Miami) fashions a fascinating, complex portrait of the nature of belief and the need to belong.

“An intriguing, well-heeled period drama…”
-Screen Daily

Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Producer Daniel Kuitunen and Actress Satu Tuuli Karhu


Film Sponsor

Logo: Finish Film Foundation 227x89

Event Information

Sunday, October 27, 2019

  •   110 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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