August Fools

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August Fools (Mieletön Elokuu)

Directed by Taru Mäkelä

  • Finland 2013; 103 min
  • Original version: Finnish, Czech
  • Genre: Romantic comedy


August Fools is a romantic comedy set against the political backdrop of the Cold War. Elsa, a middle-aged milliner and a part-time clairvoyant is apparently in total control of her life –until the man she once loved and lost walks in through the door of her hat shop in Helsinki in 1962. Jan is a Czech jazz musician and in town to perform at the “International Festival of Peace and Friendship of the Youth of the World.” For more than two decades Elsa believed the man is dead.



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