Genre: documentary

Karaokeparatiisi elokuvan julistekuva



Karaokeparatiisi, awarded as the best documentary film of the year, is about Finnish karaoke culture. The film interviews five different people and describes how they live with karaoke.

Neiti aika elokuvan juliste

Lady Time


The documentary tells the story of Sirkka-Liisa Miettinen, who died at the age of 98 in Helsinki’s Kisakylä and had no relatives. Elina Talvensaari, who is the director of the film, was inspired to make that film when she bought Sirkka-Liisa’s apartment by chance. The apartment came with all of Sirkka-Liisa’s personal belongings, down to the smallest item. The director did not want to put the items directly into the disposal, because then even the last grains of information about Sirkka-Liisa would have been lost. Elina wanted to remember Sirkka-Liisa, so the idea for Lady Time came from this.

The educational material of Koulukino tells more about the background of the film, deals with storytelling, objects and emotions, the story of an ordinary person, and what is private and public. The learning material is aimed at secondary school studies.


Alcan Highway (Alaska Highway)


Alcan Highway is a film about a travel dream that seems to be coming true. But is this what Hese really wanted all along?

Kuva Takaisin pintaan dokumentista.

Diving Into the Unknown (Takaisin pintaan)


A documentary film about a life-threatening operation and unconditional friendship, where a friend is not left behind, even at the risk of his own life. (Source: Koulukino)

Laulu koti-ikävästä elokuvan juliste

Finnish Blood Swedish Heart (Laulu koti-ikävästä)


The documentary film A song about homesickness tells the story of Kai Latvalehto, a musician from Oulu who grew up in two countries – Sweden and Finland. A middle-aged man makes a trip to his childhood landscapes in Gothenburg with his retired father Tauno Latvalehto. Father and son have a conversation during the car trip, remembering different stages of their lives. The music, made as live recordings of the film, accompanies the development of the story from the 1970s to the present day.

Surunkesyttäjät elokuvan juliste

Sorrow Tamers (Surunkesyttäjät)


Tamers of Grief is a documentary film about people who have decided to face grief without avoiding or running away from it. The film, shot on film, is about love, change, sadness and giving up.

Where to Invade Next


In documentary film director Michael Moore’s new film, Moore travels around the world looking for ways to solve America’s problems. The trip brings him, for example, to Finland, where Moore gets to know the best schools in the world. (Source: Finnkino)

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (L’empereur)


The sequel to the Oscar-winning film Journey of the Penguins is a touching and visually impressive nature documentary about the nesting of emperor penguins. The documentary was filmed in the stunning scenery of the Antarctic ice sheet. Directed by Luc Jacquet.

An Inconvenient Truth


An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary about one man’s attempt to expose the myths and misconceptions associated with global warming and awaken the nations of the world to act together to save our planet. The film is based on Al Gore’s lectures. Gore is a great performer and the lecture is delivered in such a way that the viewer’s interest is not piqued even for a moment. The subject of the film is serious and gives you something to think about for a long time. The film has been awarded two Oscars in 2007 (Best Original Score and Best Documentary Film). The film was directed by Davis Guggenheim.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power


The former vice president of the United States and Nobel laureate Al Gore still want to make heads of state and leaders understand the importance of climate change. The documentary follows Al Gore to the conclusion of the Paris climate agreement in late 2015. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.