Interview with Elina Talvensaari: “Things have meaning and we can’t just ignore it”

Written by Marta Bałaga Finnish director talks about her documentaries right before showing Lady Time in the Mid-Length Film Competition at IDFA – inspired by the previous owner of her Helsinki apartment, who following her passing left all her belongings behind. Marta Bałaga: I think everyone can understand this feeling you are describing in Lady …

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Several Finnish films at Camerimage in Poland

The 27th Camerimage in Torun, Poland, is one of the seminal film festivals focusing on the art of cinematography. The festival takes place November 9–16. The festival will screen Dogs Don’t Wear Pants by J-P Valkeapää. The cinematographer of the film is Pietari Peltola who worked with Valkeapää already in his previous film They Have …

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The Finnish Film Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary

Exactly 50 years ago today, on October 15, 1969, the founding document of The Finnish Film Foundation was signed by the then Minister of Education Johannes Virolainen. The operations began in January 1970. The first employee was Kari Uusitalo (pictured), then 36 years old, known for his avid interest in Finnish film and the history …

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Finnish film week to be held for first time in Iran

The Embassy of Finland in Teheran and the Finnish Film Foundation organize a Finnish film week in Iran from 27.9. –4.10. Finnish films are shown in Tehran, Mashhad and Isfahan, which are the three largest cities of Iran. The films presented are modern Finnish films, classics and short films. The Finnish Film Foundation organizes similar …

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