Fri 8 July / Cinemobile / 14.152015 / Finland, Ireland / 92min
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“Chewing on universal themes of guilt, forgiveness and revenge, Absolution is a superior suspense thriller that is not afraid to tackle difficult ethical questions.” — The Hollywood Reporter

Kiia and Lauri are speeding down a dark country road, anxious to reach the hospital because Kiia has gone into premature labour. Their car hits something. Lauri goes to take a look, and tells his wife he saw nothing. They rush to the hospital, and Kiia gives birth to a healthy baby boy. While in the hospital, Kiia meets Hanna, a woman whose husband is in a coma, the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Kiia befriends Hanna and tries to help her desperately without revealing her role in the accident. When the truth finally dawns, will it be too late to forgive?

Official selection: Warsaw International Film Festival 2015

Director Petri Kotwica will attend.

Director Petri Kotwica
Cast Laura Birn, Mari Rantasila, Eero Aho, Teijo Eloranta
Script  Petri Kotwica, Johanna Hartikainen
Producers Minna Virtanen, Jackie Larkin & Lesley McKimm

Presented with the support of The Finnish Film Foundation.