Age rating: K-12

Kielletty hedelmä

Julkaistu:

Forbidden Fruit is a story of breaking boundaries and seeking freedom. The film tells the tale of two young girls on the threshold of adulthood who experience the adventure of their lives. Raised in the tranquility of the countryside within a religious family, the girls escape from home to the summery capital city in search of freedom and their first major experiences — to encounter a world that had previously been forbidden to them.

Starring:
Marjut Maristo
Amanda Pilke
Joel Mäkinen
Jarkko Niemi

Director:
Dome Karukoski

The film was awarded the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress (Amanda Pilke).

Muukalainen

Julkaistu:

A young boy lives with his mother on a remote farm, deep in the forest. His violent father is incarcerated, and the boy occasionally visits him in prison. Life is simple until one rainy evening, a stranger arrives at the homestead — carrying a message from the boy’s father and a bullet in his side. Reluctantly, the mother and son provide refuge to the stranger.

Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää’s debut feature film is an enigmatic and powerful story of loyalty, betrayal, and love. Valkeapää’s cinematic talent gives rise to an exceptional work, whose artistic — stylistic and narrative — merits have been recognized internationally as well.

Director:
Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

Starring:
Pavel Liska
Jorma Tommila
Vitali Bobrov
Emilia Ikäheimo

The film was awarded three Jussi Awards: Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

Note: Blu-ray or DVD copies of the film are no longer available.

Ganes

Julkaistu:

Remu grows up in humble conditions. As a teenager, he drops out of school and becomes a criminal by profession. The fate of the family is unfolding, and the expected story is looming: prison, alcoholism, and a violent death. However, when Remu encounters rock music, he becomes inspired, especially when he realizes that even black people have succeeded with rock in America. Remu learns to play the drums and inserts himself into various bands. However, the bands are wary of Remu’s straightforward approach and fear his reputation. His first trip to prison interrupts his musical career. Upon his release, Remu forms his own band, which he names Hurriganes. With persistence, Remu styles and trains the band to top form. Through tenacity and even unconventional methods, Remu gets his band to work together, and their popularity begins to grow. However, before the final breakthrough, Remu must come to terms with the ghosts of his past.

Director:
JP Siili

Starring:
Eero Milonoff
Jussi Nikkilä
Olavi Uusivirta
Timo Tikka

The film won awards for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design at the Jussi Gala.

Courageous

Julkaistu:

“Courageous” is a Christian drama film released in 2011, directed and produced by Alex Kendrick. The film follows four policemen who attempt to find a balance between their family lives and careers while facing various challenges and difficulties. It emphasizes the role of fathers in families and their responsibility in raising children. Additionally, it highlights the significance and impact of faith in life.

The film has received mostly positive feedback for its messages regarding family values, fatherhood, and faith. It provides viewers with the opportunity to contemplate and discuss these themes.

Miracles from Heaven

Julkaistu:

The movie is based on a true story and follows Christy Beam, whose daughter Anna is diagnosed with a rare and serious digestive disorder. Christy fights desperately for her daughter’s healing and faces a crisis of faith. When Anna experiences an almost fatal event followed by a miraculous recovery, the family’s life takes incredible turns. The film explores the strong bond of family, hope, and miracles amidst adversity, offering a touching and uplifting story.

Breakthrough

Julkaistu:

“Breakthrough” is a drama film released in 2019, based on a true story. Directed by Roxann Dawson, it stars Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, and Mike Colter.

The movie recounts the events following the near-tragic drowning of John Smith, a young boy from St. Louis. John fell through the ice of a local lake and was submerged for over 15 minutes. When he was finally rescued and taken to the hospital, he was without a heartbeat for over an hour. Doctors were preparing to inform the family of John’s passing, but after his mother’s fervent prayer, a miracle occurred: John’s heart began beating again.

“Breakthrough” follows the story of John and his family, their faith, despair, and ultimately hope. The film explores the significance of faith, community support, and the miracles that can happen amid adversity. It is a heartwarming tale deeply rooted in real events and human experiences.

Jesus Christ Superstar – Live Arena Tour

Julkaistu:

“Jesus Christ Superstar – Live Arena Tour” is a musical performance based on the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. This production is unique in that it was presented in a large arena, offering a vast audience the opportunity to experience the musical in a grand and impactful manner.

The musical depicts the last days of Jesus Christ, particularly his crucifixion. The story is told from the perspectives of Judas, Jesus, and Mary Magdalene. The musical combines modern rock music, powerful emotions, and strong visual elements, making it a unique and compelling experience.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” has garnered immense popularity and acclaim since its premiere in 1971. It is one of the most famous and beloved musicals of all time, and its songs, such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Superstar,” have become known worldwide.

The “Live Arena Tour” version provided a unique opportunity to bring this iconic musical even closer to audiences in large arenas, creating an even more impactful and intense experience.

Tyttö sinä olet tähti

Julkaistu:

The Perfect Daughter of the Perfect Family, Nelli, dreams of a singing career, even though her parents hope for her to become a doctor. Nelli seeks the help of Sunne, a hip-hop DJ who fears women but is unwavering when it comes to his music. However, their shared passion for music brings these talented young individuals closer than either of them intended – setting the stage for a critically acclaimed romantic comedy.

The film won the following Jussi Awards:

Best Music: Jukka Immonen
Best Film: Aleksi Bardy, Riina Hyytiä, Olli Haikka, and Dome Karukoski

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Julkaistu:

The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man from Brooklyn teams up with Gwen Stacy to traverse through the multiverse, where he encounters Spider-People who protect their existence. But as the heroes argue over how to handle this new threat, Miles finds himself facing other Spider-People, forcing him to redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

Golda

Julkaistu:

Golda is a portrait of a unique woman and leader, Israel’s first and so far only female Prime Minister Golda Meir (portrayed by Oscar-winning Helen Mirren, The Queen). The film focuses on the difficult duties and decisions Meir faces as she navigates Israel through the 1973 Yom Kippur War. On October 6, 1973, Israel’s holiest day during Ramadan, an alliance of Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. Known as Israel’s Iron Lady, Prime Minister Golda Meir battles against time, with millions of human lives at stake on both sides of the conflict. Struggling with impossible choices, Golda leads her people alone through an uncertain era, frustrated by the constant internal conflicts of her male-dominated government.