Eternal Road Dominates 2018 Jussi Awards

In Helsinki on Friday, AJ Annila’s period drama The Eternal Road (Ikitie), starring Tommi Korpela, dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins including Best Film and Best Director.

Set in 1930, The Eternal Road follows a trade union activist who flees to the relative safety of the Soviet Union, and where his future looks bright until Stalin’s regime grows suspicious of foreigners. Alongside Best Film and Best Director, it’s prize haul included Best Supporting Actor for Hannu-Pekka Björkman and Best Supporting Actress for Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Meanwhile, Aku Louhimies’ box office sensation The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas), which has sold over a million tickets in Finland so far, was presented with the Audience Award and four Jussi awards, including Best Actor for Eero Aho.


BEST FILM
The Eternal Road

BEST DIRECTOR
AJ Annila, The Eternal Road

BEST ACTRESS
Krista Kosonen, Miami

BEST ACTOR
Eero Aho, The Unknown Soldier

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sidse Babett Knudsen, The Eternal Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Hannu-Pekka Björkman, The Eternal Road

BEST SCRIPT
Teemu Nikki, Euthanizer

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Rauno Ronkainen, The Eternal Road

BEST MUSIC
Timo Kaukolampi & Tuomo Puranen, Euthanizer

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Kirka Sainio, The Unknown Soldier

BEST EDITING
Ben Mercer, The Unknown Soldier

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Kalju Kivi, The Eternal Road

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Vilppunen, Tom of Finland

BEST MAKE-UP
Salla Yli-Luopa, The Unknown Soldier

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hobbyhorse Revolution, directed by Selma Vilhunen

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