The film is a story about love and friendship, class distinction and our times. The main character of the film, the author Frej, is both lover and friend, eyewitness and foe – all rolled into one. In the upper class girl Stella Rabell, Frej finds a true soulmate, and their relationship lasts for decades, even if they won’t live together or make love. The story moves intensely from love to jealousy, from life to death.
This is a film about how memory works: stormy love, family ties and generations, sexes and social classes that collide. Is memory deceptive, can we count on it, or is each memory actually a dream?
Claes Olsson (b. 1948 in Helsinki Finland), is a prominent Finnish film director who has directed 7 feature films and more than 30 short films, music videos, animations and documentaries.
Claes Olsson is one of the leading Finnish directors and producers of today. He has distinguished himself with film adaptions of Finnish-Swedish and Finnish Literature. The features "Saara’s love" (Akvaariorakkaus, 1993) and "Amazing Women by the Sea" (Underbara kvinnor vid vatten, 1998) has been a national box-office hits. Olsson has been awarded for his features and short films, documentaries, short dramas and experimental films both in Finland and internationally.
Olsson’s successful and awarded feature films are “Colorado Avenue” (2007), “Shades of Happiness (Onnen varjot, 2005) and “Amazing Women by the Sea” (Underbara kvinnor vid vatten, 1998) have been screened at festivals all over the world.
Claes Olsson is also one of the most experienced producers in Finland. He has produced and co-produced over 40 feature films and over 50 short films and documentaries.
Now he is running the production company Oy Nordic Film Pool Ltd.