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What’s in There?

The Nordic landscape is quite invisible and plays only a supporting role at first sight in two Finnish films, The Visitor (Muukalainen) and Sauna, but if one takes a closer look at the plots, it becomes obvious that the source of all mystery that characterizes these films is the nature itself.

They tend to say that Finnish people don’t speak too much, especially when there is nothing to say. This stereotype can be easily adapted to Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää’s The Visitor and Antti-Jussi Annila’s Sauna on . . .

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Barbara is a journalist, editor and film critic. She usually does interviews with film-makers, artists, designers, and writes about cinema, design and books.