A selection of Finnish films will be shown at the Barbican in London to celebrate Finland’s centenary.
Titled “Finland: Independence Day”, the line-up includes:
- The Stolen Death [+] (1938) dir. Nyrki Tapiovaara
- People in the Summer Night [+] (1948) dir. Valentin Vaala
- The Year of the Hare [+] (1977) dir. Risto Jarva
- The Match Factory Girl [+] (1990) dir. Aki Kaurismaki [+]
- The Land of Happiness [+] (1993) dir. Markku Pölönen
- Little Wing [+] (2016) dir. Selma Vilhunen [+]
- Romu-Mattila and a Beautiful Lady, a silent film by Juho Kuosmanen [+]
- The Moonshiners, another silent by Kuosmanen
The two silent films by Kuosmanen will be accompanied by Ykspihlajan Kino orchestra and the world-renowned foley artist Heikki Kossi. Kuosmanen is known for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki [+], which won first prize in the Un Certain Regard in 2016.
Finland: Independence Day is organised by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Midnight Sun Film Festival, and the National Audiovisual Institute.
Finland’s centenary of independence is being celebrated with Finnish film all around the world. The screenings started in January at the Palm Springs Film Festival and will finish at the Chinese National Film Museum later this month.
You can view the full programme here: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/series/finland-independence-day