“A poignant and achingly moving tale of love and loss” — on September 15, see Finnish filmmaker Klaus Härö’s My Sailor, My Love at Scandinavia House!
Howard (James Cosmo) is a widowed sailor living alone on the coast of Ireland. As he struggles to care for himself, his daughter, Grace (Catherine Walker) hires Annie (Bríd Brennan) to help out around the house. Though Howard initially rejects this imposition, Annie’s charm and gentle care win him over, and the two fall in love.
But where Annie’s large and loving family welcomes Howard into their lives, the new relationships only serve to illuminate the depth of pain and hurt between Howard and Grace, who is facing challenges of her own. As her resentment tears at an otherwise idyllic love story, they must learn to heal wounds of the past.
A windswept drama deftly balances a universal family saga with a tender and timeless romance, My Sailor, My Love is “filled with sage wisdom and vulnerable people struggling to do the best that they can even when they are at their worst…a lovely indie” (San Jose Mercury News).
“Jimmy Karlsson and Kirsi Vikman’s screenplay fleshes out a cluster of circling characters with great incisiveness” (Irish Times)
“Härö has truly crafted a poignant and achingly moving tale of love and loss featuring a superb cast. There’s a quiet grace in the austere and simplicity of the day-to-day life in this small Irish town” (FlixChatter)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Klaus Haro is one of his country’s most beloved filmmakers. His wide acclaim is based on films that are as emotionally charged as they are visually beautiful. Haro’s film The Fencer (2015) was nominated for the Golden Globes as well as the Oscar shortlisted in the Best Foreign Film Category. Elina (2003), Mother of Mine (2005), and Letters to Father Jacob (2009) were all selected to represent his native country Finland in the Best Foreign Film Category a the Oscars.
His films have won more than 60 prizes at festivals all over the world including The Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the prestigious Ingmar Bergman prize, the winner of which was chosen by Ingmar Bergman himself.