Själö - Island of Souls

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For centuries, a closed institution served as a final destination for socially transgressive women at Själö, an isolated island in the Baltic Sea. The outcast women were kept there in detention, to be observed, studied and measured – in much the same way as the surrounding nature is by scientists at the now converted research center. While a young scientist is collecting samples around the island, the past emerges in the whispers of the unsent letters and empty rooms of the hospital. The space fills up with hidden memories as the invisible archives come alive. Whose stories are remembered and whose are forgotten?

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Direction: Lotta Petronella

Cast: Jasmin Inkinen, Lotta Petronella

Original Title: Själö - Island of Souls

Original Languages: Swedish, Finnish

Subtitles: English

Film Production Country: Finland

 

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