Haro’s ‘Mother’ aims for Oscar Finnish

Pic tells story of boy who loses father in WWII

STOCKHOLM — Helmer Klaus Haro’s “Mother of Mine” is Finland’s entry for consideration in Oscar’s foreign-language film category.

Produced by Ilkka Matila of MRP Matila Rohr Prods., pic tells the story of a 9-year-old Finnish boy who loses his father in WWII. He is sent to live on a farm in Sweden and is reconciled with his mother 60 years later.

The Finnish-Swedish cast of the film, loosely based on a novel by Heikki Hietamies, includes Michael Nyqvist, Maria Lundqvist and Topi Majaniemi.

“Mother of Mine” will world preem at the Toronto Film Festival, where Nordisk Film is handling sales. Pic will be released in Finland Sept. 30 and Sweden Nov. 4.

Haro’s debut feature, “Elina,” was Finland’s Oscar entry in 2003.

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