Helsinki, spring 1975: Author Jeanette Aspen arrives at the Lapinlahti hospital, one of the oldest mental hospitals in the world, to meet her only child, psychiatrist Karin Aspen, 36 years after sending her to Sweden as a war child at the start of the Winter War in 1939 while she herself travelled to Spain to begin a new life. The encounter sparks the drama between mother and daughter, now complete strangers to each other. The architectural beauty of the mental hospital serves as an eye-witness to the events where long locked up emotions between the women splash out.
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