Krista Kosonen nabs the Jinjue Award for Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival

The Midwife

via press release

Finnish actress Krista Kosonen won yesterday the Jinjue award for the Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Kosonen stars in The Midwife, which is based on the multiple-award-winning novel of the same name by Katja Kettu. The film premiered internationally in the Golden Goblet competition section of the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The Midwife is a love story, set against the historical backdrop of The Lapland War in 1944-1945, a conflict between Germany and Finland in the aftermath of WWII. The main character is a midwife called Helena, also nick-named as “Wildeye”. She falls in love with a Finnish-German SS officer Johannes Angelhurst. All the central characters are battling with their own pasts. Fierce, burning love does not remove the past, it does not even allow oblivion. But in the end, good wins over evil.

The Finnish premiere of the Midwife will take place in September 4th. The film has been produced by Markus Selin and Jukka Helle for Solar Films and will be distributed in Finland by Nordisk Film. The international sales are handled by Picturetree International.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.