MY FRIEND HENRY
She thought she had found a friend, but she had
found a friend and trouble.
Elsi Björkman is twelve and bored. She lives in a small town
with her mother Paula and is not sure whether she likes it or not.
On a visit to the supermarket Elsi meets Henry. Henry is a well-mannered boy,
who seems to spend his time returning people's shopping trolleys. Elsi is not
taken by the boy who keeps seeking her company. Little by little she gives
in, and for a moment it looks as if she is about to find a friend. Henry invites
Elsi to his house. They swim in the pool and grill sausages. Later, Elsi returns
to the same house alone - and is dumbfounded. The woman who answers the door
does not know Henry. The boy in this house is not Henry.
Elsi faces a mystery. Has she imagined everything?
"My Friend Henry" is a film about children and secrets.
It is a story about families where problems are not solved but put
aside. It is also a story about the beginning of a friendship - the
moment when you can finally ask someone over.
||German Finnish Co-production
Dream On Films, Helsinki, with MMM Film GmbH
||MEDIA+, Finnish Film Fond, YLE, Nordisk Film Fund,
FilmFund Hamburg, Eurimages