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


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. TRAILER:

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

The Other Side Of Hope Opens Sarajevo Film Festival

Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side Of Hope, which won the Silver Bear in Berlin, will open the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (11 - 18 August). The Other Side Of Hope, which has been selected to compete for the 2017 LUX Film Prize, weaves together the stories of two men who have both struck out in search of a new life: an old Finnish man who buys a restaurant and a young Syrian immigrant who struggles to find a safe haven in

Tom Of Finland

OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW 2017 | 115 minutes | Drama Director: Dome Karukoski Written by: Aleksi Bardy Stars: Pekka Strang, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn Touko Laaksonen returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II, but 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. Hpwever, he went on to discover liberation in his art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men