It’s exciting to see the continuous increase of Finnish film releases around the globe: their films are always made to the highest quality and are sure to tell a good story. The Mine, directed by Aleksi Salmenpera, is a film that tells an important story in recent Finnish history, it’s just a shame that it fails to capture any of the drama that such a story would include.

Environmental cinema is certainly important to the Nordic countries, and a film like The Mine feels like it should have an important spot . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.