Paavo, a Life in Five Courses, 2010

A documentary feature about Ingrid Bergman’s former butler, Paavo Turtiainen.

“I have four dogs, two donkeys and a wife in Paris and I need help with the household”, the renown Swedish theater producer Lars Schmidt said to young farmboy Paavo Turtiainen at Helsinki airport in 1970. The wife was actress Ingrid Bergman (71 min and 58 min).

A film about friendship, loyalty and bonds. Touching, but also full of funny moments.Isabella Rossellini

A sumptuous feast for the eye and the heart, PAAVO-A LIFE IN FIVE COURSES is a magnificent film that documents the extraordinary life of a gifted man whose culinary genius and supreme good taste have brought sustained joy into the lives of many people. Hanna Hemila has given us a warm, witty, astonishing and moving work we can savour again and again.” Donald Spoto, biographer of Ingrid Bergman

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