Fiction, 22 min. Year: 1986  

Next Christmas is a film about a young woman’s love, and the war, which alters the course of her life. Every Christmas the woman waits for her husband to return from the war, not accepting the fact that he has died.

The film was meant to be part of a trilogy named Faces of War (Next Christmas, The Hero and The Soldier). The lack of funding, however, brought the filming of the second part to an untimely halt, and the trilogy was never completed.


Cast: Riitta Piironen, Jarmo Jämsen, Irma Petterberg, Eila Nyman
Director and screenwriter: Arto Halonen
Cinematography: Seppo Putkinen
Editing: Arto Halonen
Original music: Kari Mikkonen
Lighting: Teppo Saarinen
Script supervisor: Teija Petterberg
Camera and lighting assistants: Raimo Hätinen, Esa Mäkinen
Sound recording: Teija Petterberg, Olavi Gröhn
Make-up: Eija Petterberg, Leena Myllylä-Laakkonen
Producer: Arto Halonen
Production company: Art Films production AFP Ltd