Admission Policy

Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM

Coachella Valley Premiere

Saturday - July 21, 2007
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict.  "Mother of Mine," the latest from the award-winning Klaus Haro ("Elina"), tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom.

Festivals & Awards:

Winner, Best Actress, Jussi Awards (Finnish Oscars®); Best Cinematography, Jussi Awards (Finnish Oscars®); Best Set Design, Jussi Awards (Finnish Oscars®); Golden Pyramid (Best Actress), Cairo Int'l Film Festival; Golden Pyramid (Best Director), Cairo Int'l Film Festival; Audience Award, Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival; Audience Prize ; Baltic Film Prize for a Nordic Film; Best Foreign Language Film Satellite Awards; Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award, Heartland Film Festival; Jury Award (Best Actress), Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival; Jury Grand Prix in Free Fly Series, Griffoni Film Festival; Submitted by Country, Academy Award (Best Foreign Film), Academy Awards® 
Official Selection, Toronto Int'l Film Festival; Seattle Int'l Film Festival; Milwaukee Int'l Film Festival; Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival; Copenhagen Int'l Film Festival


"Finnish helmer Klaus Haro comes up with an emotionally involving tale that could also resonate beyond the region in specialty situations.  Pic is Finland's official submission for the 2007 Oscars' foreign film category."
 -- Gunnar Rehlin, Variety

Director: Klaus Härö
Distributor: Film Movement
Runtime: 111 minutes
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland and Sweden
Language: Finnish and Swedish w/English subtitles
Finland's Academy Award® Submission for Best Foreign Language Film

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