In The Storm Of Roses
Tableaux vivants evoked by a dream-like rose garden and its caretaker. “In the Storm of Roses” reflects our time through the life choices of retired Estonian nurse Helgi Kuusik. We see her in a dream-like rose garden, in Southern Estonia, which she established years ago thanks to working in Finnish hospitals and commuting between the two linguistically close, yet economically unequal, countries. The brief scenes of her idyllic rural garden resemble Victorian-era paintings while being linked with Helgi’s visit to her daughter’s family, who ended up living on the other side of the Gulf of Finland. The film is part of the expanded cinema project “Time Quartet” produced by Len Murusalu and Chronolens, 2022.