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dir. Marius Ivaskevicius
Lithuania, 2014, 100 minutes
Lithuanian, Finnish, and English, with English sub-titles

31st European Union Film Festival
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00 pm
Santa is a romantic drama that interweaves magical fantasy with painful human hardship. On a trip to Lapand, single mother Inga and her 7-year-old son Vincas meet Finnish local actor Jussi while on a visit to a local amusement park. Jussi shows Inga and Vincas the nontourist side of Finland as powerful bonds grow between them, eventually prompting Inga and her son to return and start a new life in the country. But unexpected events change everything for Inga, Vincas and Jussi, and maybe even Santa Claus will show up.