Nominated writer: Matti Laine

THE PARADISE (Paratiisi)
Finland, 2020
Nominated writer: Matti Laine
Director: Marja Pyykkö
Producers: Marko Röhr, Ran Tellem, Tiina Pesonen, Laura Fernandez Espeso, Javier Méndez and Bernat Belias
Produced by MRP and Mediapro Studios for YLE
National premiere: 9 February 2020
International sales: The Mediapro Studio Distribution

Murders shake the Finnish community of Fuengirola, which made this tiny corner of Málaga their own little paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Hilkka Mäntymäki, a veteran crime detective aged 60, is travelling from Oulu Finland to help the local police on a case that will soon claim new victims. Because escaping the cold and the dark is much easier than leaving your own past behind.