The first full-length film of Paola Suhonen has been shot during the time period of seven days and seven nights in the legendary city of Marfa, in Texas USA. This small prairie town near the Mexican border is said to be the loneliest city in North America. The distance between Marfa and the next big city is longer than anywhere else in the continent.
The film is made with "True Fiction"-style, shot on 16 mm film. The story portraits the diversity of
love and the way love combines possibilities and the impossible. Every interpreter has his or her own way of portraying this concept; the same emotion varies between every person in the film. 7 Heaven Love Ways is filled with legendary actors: Chip Taylor, Bartek Borowiec, Leah Singer
with her children and the most famous Parisian in New York: CC.
In the the spirit of True Fiction the film is partly improvised and the script is based on type casting. The characters are partially playing themselves as an autobiographical rendition. With these results the will is mixed with absurd drama.
The film was pre-premiered at Flow Festival in Helsinki, August 2011, as an experimental show combining live music and film screening.
Chip Taylor, one of the lead characters, composed the soundtrack for the film. The legendary country star came to Finland to perform the whole soundtrack at the pre-premiere.