Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland To Be Finnish Oscar Entry

Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, which tells the story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, has been selected by the The Academy of Finland to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II. However, peacetime was no less distressing for him as he was persecuted for his homosexuality, forced to have secret affairs and pressured into marrying a woman. He

Strong Scandinavian Line-Up For Prix Europa 2017

Prix Europa (14 - 20 October), has announced 24 nominations from across Europe to compete for Best TV Fiction, which includes Before We Die (Innan vi dör), Follow The Money (Bedrag), and Valkyrien. The festival is an annual forum which aims to highlight the latest in media trends and support continental distribution. It has grown into Europe’s largest festival for Television, Radio and the Online Media since its inception in 1987, due its alliance with 19 European media organisations, as well

Nominees Revealed For Nordic Council Film Prize

On Tuesday, the five nominees were announced for the 14th Nordic Council Film Prize, which aims to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and recognise outstanding artistic initiatives. The nominated films must have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, and distinguish themselves by their artistic originality. This year's nominees are: Parents | Forældre | Denmark When their son moves away from home, Kjeld and Vibeke try to reignite the magic of their younger days, so move into the

Tellus

OVERVIEW | NEWS | SEASON 1 Starring: Minka Kuustonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius 2014. Returning Series Tellus, a Finnish environmental group led by Eevi Forsman, use increasingly radical means to "save the earth". They are pursued by Taneli Lokka, an experienced police detective, who tries to save the earth in his own personal way.

Aki Kaurismäki Boycotts The Oscars For Third Time

Helsingin Sanomat reports that Aki Kaurismäki has boycotted the Oscars for a third time in requesting that The Other Side Of Hope be excluded from Finland's nomination list for Best Foreign Film which will be drawn up next month. Tero Koistinen, who is responsible for Finland's selection, told Helsingin Sanomat: "The reason for his exclusion is not known and we did not ask for it." However, the film may be ideologically in conflict with President Trump's tightening of immigration laws given