Prinsessa

Princess

Domestic title:
Prinsessa
Category:
Feature films
Script:
Pirjo Toikka, Arto Halonen, Paavo Westerberg
Director:
Arto Halonen
Producer:
Arto Halonen
Premiere:
10.09.2010
Actors:

Katja Kukkola, Samuli Edelmann, Krista Kosonen, Peter Franzén, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Antti Litja, Irma Junnilainen, Tapio Liinoja, Paavo Westerberg, Paula Vesala, Ulla Tapaninen, Joanna Haartti, Pertti Koivula

FFF support:
€650000
Budget:
€1448260
Description:
A film about a woman, judged to be ill by society, who heals and brings joy to people around her with her presence and personality. As she heals her surroundings more effectively than the prevailing healthcare system, society attempts to suppress this individual´s inner light.

Princess is a light-hearted film based on a true story, concerning the most famous patient of Kellokoski Psychiatric Hospital, Anna Lappalainen. Diagnosed as manic depressive with symptoms of schizophrenia, Anna Lappalainen claims to be a princess when brought into the hospital and does not want to be called by her own name. Her arrival kick-starts a long battle between Lappalainen and the hospital staff over her identity and her right to dictate her own personality. Eventually Kellokoski Hospital becomes the Princess´s castle, where Anna holds court bringing joy and healing to her surroundings.
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