Tuesday, July 30, 2019

LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB




Watched a wonderful Finnish film the other night, directed by Klaus Härö, and recommended by a reader (thank you!): Letters to Father Jacob.

Synopsis: "Set in the early 1970s and based on a story by Jaana Makkonen, the film tells the story of Leila, a pardoned convict, who becomes an assistant to a blind priest, Jacob. The film depicts her transformation from a sceptic who grudgingly reads letters aloud to her benefactor into a caring savior of the pastor from his despair after the letters stop coming."

The tone and pace reminded me a bit of the work of Robert Bresson. The interior of a pivotal scene was shot in Holy Cross Church, Hattula, Finland.

I have never had the slightest desire to go to Finland, and am not even sure where it is. But this would be worth a trans-Atlantic trip for sure.





1 comment:

  1. Dear Heather-
    It brightened my day to know you saw the film and liked it. Best wishes...

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