Suden Vuosi | 2007
Sari is a talented student of literature who appears composed and confident on the outside. Her life is however characterized by a sense of remoteness: women envy her for her intelligence and beauty, men admire her from a distance for the same reasons. But looming inside her is a beast that isolates her from the rest of the world. Sari has epilepsy, a dreaded and mystical disease, and a fear of new attacks makes her live cautiously, keeping a safe distance to other people. When Sari meets Mikko Groman, an older man who is a lecturer at her department, she recognizes in him a similar element of remoteness. Mikko, who drifts around in his private world of complex thoughts, only feels at home in the company of 19th century poetry. In the performance-oriented modern world of computers and camera phones, Mikko is an oddity. In Mikko Sari finds an equal, but outsiders only see them as two totally incompatible people.