PAAVO - A Life In Five Courses 
Directors: Hanna Hemila / Finland 2011
Category: Documentary / Arts & Culture
Production: Handle Productions Oy for YLE FST: Commissioning Editor: Jenny Westergård
Language: English, Swedish
Subtitles: English
Length: 58 / 71 minutes
Finnish farm boy Paavo Turtiainen is hired into the Parisian household of Swedish theatre producer Lars Schmidt and his wife, actress Ingrid Bergman. The couple “adopts” and trains Paavo to navigate among the rich and famous. Encouraged by Schmidt, Paavo moves to New York and becomes an acclaimed chef and event planner for high society. In the film Ingrid Bergman’s daughters Isabella Rossellini and Pia Lindström talk about their “brother”.
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Press Review:  
  • Fipatel, FIPA International Film Festival, Biarritz - France 2012
  • EuroDok European Documentary Film Festival, Oslo - Norway 2012
  • Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers' Film Festival, Skopje - Macedonia 2012 


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