The year is 1915. Helene Schjerfbeck is a forgotten artist living in the countryside with her elderly mother. Years have passed since her last exhibition, and Helene has continued to paint only for her own passion. Everything changes when an art dealer discovers Helene and her 159 amazing paintings and wants to organize a large solo exhibition.
However, the most important moment in Helene’s life is brought on by her encounter with Einar Reuters. Einar is a forester and a passionate admirer of Helene and her art. He becomes Helene’s confidant and the tragic love of her life.
Inspired by true events, HELENE describes the life of Finlands’ most acclaimed painter Helene Schjerfbeck between 1915-1923.