Nominated writer: Matti Laine

THE PARADISE (Paratiisi)
Finland, 2020
Nominated writer: Matti Laine
Director: Marja Pyykkö
Producers: Marko Röhr, Ran Tellem, Tiina Pesonen, Laura Fernandez Espeso, Javier Méndez and Bernat Belias
Produced by MRP and Mediapro Studios for YLE
National premiere: 9 February 2020
International sales: The Mediapro Studio Distribution

Murders shake the Finnish community of Fuengirola, which made this tiny corner of Málaga their own little paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Hilkka Mäntymäki, a veteran crime detective aged 60, is travelling from Oulu Finland to help the local police on a case that will soon claim new victims. Because escaping the cold and the dark is much easier than leaving your own past behind.

Read our interview with nominated writer Matti Laine HERE.