Finnish Film Archive 1 screening presents history of Finnish film making. Second screening, Finnish Film Archive 2, brings up gems of 60’s Finnish films.
Screening 1: The Making of Finnish Cinema (1936–1989)
This National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) compilation screening presents a cross-section of documentaries and television series on the making of Finnish films from 1936 to 1989. The screening includes some of the most famous Finnish filmmakers and iconic faces, such as Ansa Ikonen, Tauno Palo, Risto Orko, Valentin Vaala, Mikko Niskanen, Edvin Laine, Matti Kassila, Jukka Virtanen, Spede Pasanen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Heikki Kinnunen, Lasse Pöysti and Pekka Parikka.
Screening 2: 1968 – Revolution in Film
1968, the year of revolt, caused ripples that were also reflected in Finnish short films. Compiled by Ilkka Kippola, this screening includes many Finnish key works, showcasing young voices, passion, death, sex, rock and roll and cultural radicalism. During the year, University of Helsinki students occupy their old student house, the Who gives a frenzied performance in Finland, young actor Sulevi Peltola gives away his money on the street and film department students labour on structuralist-collectivist works. ‘If young people are allowed to do what they want, culture will run riot…’
Finnish Film Archive 1: Thu 8.3. 12.00 Niagara | Sat 10.3. 18.00 Niagara
Finnish Film Archive 2: Thu 8.3. 14.00 Niagara | Fri 9.3. 14.00 Niagara