Forever Yours / Ikuisesti Sinun

FOREVER YOURS is a documentary film about love and loss. Children in foster care yearn for their parents and the children’s parents grieve for the love they have lost, for their children. Foster parents, pressed to the limits of their own capabilities, attempt to make up for the lack of intimacy and the effects caused by societal stress. Day-to-day life moves the children from one place to another; children and adults become attached to each other and then have to part once again. These children are, in truth, on loan only. They grow up and seem to adapt themselves, but will they ever be able to trust in the future?


Country of Production

Year of Production

HD-Cam, Digi Beta Pal, DCP

58 / 77 min

Mia Halme

Avanton Productions Oy in co-production with YLE

Original Language


Festivals / Awards

DocPoint Helsinki IDF 2011
Tampere Film Festival 2011
Visions du Réel Nyon 2011 (Grand Prix La Poste Suisse for Best Director in the Long Métrage Competition)
DocPoint NYC - Finnish Documentary Event, New York 2011
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2011
Nordisk Panorama Aarhus 2011
Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2011
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2011