Tehtävänä paratiisi

A Plan for Paradise

Finnish architect Pekka Helin undertakes the ambitious task of designing a new city in Nepal for 600,000 people. In the twilight of his career, Helin aspires to create something unprecedented – a city blending tradition with modern styles, featuring green spaces, sustainable energy, and quality housing. However, as the project unfolds, cultural conflicts arise between the Finnish architects and Nepalese locals, highlighting the clash between Western dreams and the reality of a developing Asian nation. The film offers an intimate portrayal of the dedicated individuals behind the architectural planning, exploring their efforts to bridge cultural differences. (Budapest Architecture Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Tehtävänä paratiisi (A Plan for Paradise, 2023, doc) - Pian hän tulee (Waiting for Hezhwan, 2019, doc) - Cinema Dadaab (2018, mid-length doc) - Muodonmuutoksia (Transformation, 2017, doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2024
Kati Juurus
Finland 2023
75 minutes
Finnish / English / Nepali
OV with English subtitles

Screenings / Tickets

Film guest(s) present: Kati Juurus (Director)

Film guest(s) present: Kati Juurus (Director)

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Screenplay Kati Juurus
Cinematography Jouni Soikkeli, Hannu Kettunen, Jussi Meling, Hans-Peter Dhuy
Editing Kristiina Nisula
Sound/Sounddesign Anssi Tamminen
Music Jimi Tenor
Producer(s) Ari Lehikoinen
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2023