FINLAND 100 YEARS – THROUGH THE EYES OF CINEMA PRESENTS A SERIES OF FINNISH FILMS TO THE WORLD.
Midnight Sun Film Festival proudly presents a series of Finnish film gems from Kaurismäki brothers’ early work to a modern day silent film experience á la Cannes winner Juho Kuosmanen. Selection of old and new classics such as Aki Kaurismäki’s Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana! hit seven different cities from late September until mid December.
For the next few months rest of the world will be able to take part in celebrations of Finland’s 100th year of independence as Midnight Sun Film Festival presents a series of rarely seen classics, cult gems and other Finnish quality features from the past and recent years. Together these pearls paint a fascinating picture of Finnish mental history seen through the eyes of the most talented local filmmakers.
At the end of September Reykjavik International Film Festival screens an extremely rare selection of early works by Aki and Mika Kaurismäki, produced by their legendary production company Villealfa. In November Leeuwarden highlights Finnish films in an event focusing on Northern cinema. Tokyo enjoys a special selection of films hand picked by Aki Kaurismäki himself in ”Aki Kaurismäki Carte Blanche“.
Saint Petersburg’s Finnish Film Week screens Erik Blomberg’s classic Cannes winner The White Reindeer with brand new Russian subtitles. After the Finnish Film Week this mysterious gem tours around Russia in special screenings.
Finland’s neighbouring Tallinn shows an astonishing set of cult classics for a whole 48 hours at their Black Nights Film Festival in November. Superb selection of film pearls bring Midnight Sun Film Festival’s unique spirit to London’s Barbican Arts Centre in late November. Hedonistic centenaries end on a high note at Berlin’s Zeighaus Museum from the 5th to 12th December.
Midnight Sun Film Festival has created the series in co-operation with Finnish Film Foundation, Finnish Film Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes and Finland Festivals. Events are funded by Centenary Board and the county of Sodankylä. Finland 100 Years – Through the Eyes of Cinema is part of the official centenaries.
Finland’s 100th indepence day takes place on the 6th December, 2017. Midnight Sun Film Festival is arranged annually in June in Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland. Next year’s dates are from the 13th to 17th June, 2018. Welcome!