Release date:October 8, 2010
(NY; LA release: Oct. 15)
Starring:Kaarina Hazard, Heikki Nousiainen
"Letters to Father Jacob" is a warm-hearted and touching story of Leila, a prisoner who was sentenced to life, but who has just been pardoned. When she is released from prison, she is given a job at a secluded parsonage; she moves there against her will. Leila is used to taking care only of herself, so trouble is to be expected when she starts working as the personal assistant for Jacob, the blind priest living in the parsonage. Every day the mail man brings letters from people asking for help from Father Jacob. Answering the letters is Jacob's life mission, while Leila thinks it's useless. Leila has already decided to leave the parsonage, but when the letters suddenly stop coming Jacob's life is shaken to its foundation. Two completely different lives are intertwined unexpectedly, and the roles of the helper and the one being helped are turned upside down.