A 1903 Finnish painting shows two children carrying an angel on a stretcher. This image is an enigma because its author has never explained it. Today, The Wounded Angel is the Finnish population’s favorite painting. To understand the image’s power of fascination, the film investigates all round the country. It questions the mysteries of the human soul, of death and the existence of angels. Melancholy, hope, humanism and Nordic shamanism come together to resolve the enigma of The Wounded Angel.
Director Jean Michel-Roux is one this year’s guests at Stockfish so there will be Q&A screenings of the film.