Saturday, 20 September 2014

Finnish Films at Orfeo's Erben 9–11 Oct. Admission free! Frankfurt 2014.

Peter von Bagh 1943–2014

The Midnight Sun Film Festival proudly presents:  

Finland Forever – Films from Finland 9.–11. October at 7 pm and 9.15 pm at Orfeo’s Erben, Hamburger Allee 45, Frankfurt.

At the time of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014, the Guest of Honour of which is Finland, a wide selection of Finnish films will be shown in Frankfurt. (See all blogposts concerning Frankfurt event here.)

Kauko Röyhkä at 
the Midnight Sun Film Festival Club
At Orfeo’s Erben, art house film theater in Hamburger Allee 45 some of the most important ones will be screened.

Thu 9 Oct 7 pm Aki Kaurismäki will introduce Valkoinen Peura / The White Reindeer (Erik Blomberg, 1952) This film was chosen by Peter von Bagh (1943–2014).
A true classic! A newlywed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

Thu 9 Oct 9.15 pm
Miss Farkku-Suomi / Miss Blue Jeans (Matti Kinnunen, 2012)
Epic tale based on the Northern town of Oulu in 1970’s. This is how a rock star is born. Based on a novel of Kauko Röyhkä, and more than a half of is based on author’s own experiences. And in the 1970's there really was a Miss Blue Jeans contest in Finland. See the trailer here!

Fri 10 Oct 7 pm 
Tove ja Tooti Euroopassa / Tove and Tooti in Europe (Kanerva Cederström, 2004)
Celebrate writer and illustrator Tove Jansson's 100th anniversary! Unique films on Tove Jansson and her spouse, artist Tuulikki Pietilä travelling in Central Europe. The original material was shot by Pietilä over decades in Paris, Dublin, Venice, Iceland and Corsica.

Fri 10 Oct 9.15 pm
Miesten vuoro / Steam of Life (Joonas Berhäll,2010)
Men can’t talk about their feelings, they don’t know how to express love, insecurity or even happiness? Check again! Award-winning, popular and hilariously funny documentary on Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart.

Sat 11 Oct 7 pm
Kovasikajuttu / the Punk Syndrome (Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi 2012)
A punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys: Finland's most kick-ass punk band! Prix Europa winning documentary in Berlin. This lovely and vivid documentary will will your heart. See the trailer here!

Sat 11 Oct 9.15 pm
Maa on syntinen laulu / The Earth Is a Sinful Song (Rauni Mollberg, 1973)
A mind-blowing interpretation of Timo K. Mukka's classic novel. Rural forest up in the Northern Finland is a platform of passion, longing and moral outrage.

Mist by a river. Not Main.
... And there’s more:

On Wed 8 Oct at the Book fair, 12:00 in Forum 1, Finland Pavilion
the most famous Finnish film critic, director and writer Peter von Bagh will publish the English translation of Sodankylä Forever – Masters of Cinema Under the Midnight Sun, a written masterpiece with photos documenting the three decades of the festival, published by Rosebud Books, Finland. Von Bagh will also be telling about his latest translated into German, Kaurismäki über Kaurismäki, published by Alexander Verlag.

The Deutsches Filminstitut by the river Main, Schaumainkai 41, will screen films of Peter von Bagh and Aki Kaurismäki among others, this autumn before and after the book fair.

Welcome to enjoy the Northern art on silver screen!

Midnight Sun Film Festival 
Sodankylä, Lapland, Finland

The Tent. 

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