News 08.10.2010: The Finnish National Mental Health Prize was awarded this year to film director Arto Halonen, who has spoken for tolerance, caring and the acceptance of difference in his works.
Arto Halonen's Princess received its premiere this autumn, and tells the story of Anna Lappalainen, who was a patient at psychiatric hospitals for 50 years of her life. At the same time, the film focuses on the beauty of difference and acceptance.
The Finnish Mental Health Association has been awarding the National Mental Health Prize since 1994. The award is given to an individual or an organisation that has promoted and supported mental well-being outside of the scope of mental health work.
Princess continues as the most viewed film in Finland for the fourth week in a row. The position of the second most viewed film of the past week was taken by Wall Street II, which received its premiere in the weekend.