Playlist: based on true events

Tár elokuvan juliste.



In the film “Tár,” written, produced, and directed by Todd Field, Cate Blanchett portrays the role of Lydia Tár, a prominent German symphony orchestra’s innovative conductor. Tár has reached the pinnacle of her career and is preparing to release a book along with the long-awaited live performance of Mahler’s 5th Symphony. However, over the course of a few weeks, amidst these significant events, her life starts going downhill in a highly modern way. The movie delves into the exploration of power, its impacts, and its permanence in contemporary society.

The Woman King elokuvan juliste

The Woman King


The Woman King is about a disciplined army unit of agojie warriors that operated in the 19th century in the African kingdom of Dahomey. Agojie was made up entirely of women and they were not allowed to fall in love or have children.

General Nanisca (Oscar winner Viola Davis) is a battle-hardened and emotionally locked-down leader of the Agoji who does her best to train a new generation to defend the King of Dahomey as their kingdom faces an unprecedented and dangerous threat.

Elvis elokuvan juliste



The film about the iconic Elvis Presley tells how a little boy became a well-known rock star in the 1950s. In particular, the relationship between Elvis and his manager Tom Colonel Parker is examined more deeply.

The film was awarded two BAFTA awards: Best Actor and Best Costume Design.

A united kingdom elokuvan juliste

A united kingdom


Ruth and Seretse meet at a party and fall in love. However, their love is not easy, because in 1940s London, a romance between a dark-skinned person and a white-skinned one arouses aggravation. In addition to this, Seretse is the crown prince of Betsuanaland and the duties of a ruler call him. The film is based on true events.

The educational materials of Koulukino are related to the biographical film, the main characters of the film, racial segregation, the colonial period, and national independence. The learning material is aimed at secondary and middle school studies.

Hitchcock elokuvan juliste



Hitchcock is based on true events and the work of Stephen Rebello, when the famous film director Alfred Hitchcock worked on one of his landmark works, the movie Psycho. In particular, the relationship between him and his wife is being investigated.

Koulukino’s learning materials are related to Hitchcock’s career, the concept of “auteur”, biopic films, Hollywood studios, 1950s film production, the Psycho film and its psychoanalysis. The material is aimed at secondary school studies.

The film was nominated at the Oscars for the best make-up and hair.

Olavi Virta elokuvan juliste

Olavi Virta


Olavi Virta tells the story of one of the most famous Finnish male singers of all time. His career dates back to Finland’s post-war era, and with the help of his music, Finns forgot their sorrows by dancing, partying, dreaming, and loving.

As Olavi’s career rose, the temptations of success came with it, such as alcohol and side relationships, and he did not manage to avoid them. Although the family stayed by Olavi’s side for a long time, in the end, nothing made the family stay by his side, despite his requests and promises.

Koulukino’s learning material is aimed at secondary school studies and high schools. The tasks consist of interpreting the interview video, information search and analysis tasks, and tips on places to visit which are made to honor Olavi Virta.

Poster of Tolkien movie



“Tolkien,” tells the inspiring story of one of the most famous writers of our time, J.R.R. Tolkien. The film tells, among other things, about his orphanhood, his studies among love, friends, linguists, and artists, and his time as a young British officer in the middle of the First World War. Tolkien’s experiences have ultimately shaped him into the writer we know him to be.

Koulukino’s educational material deals with film production, a biographical film, growing up to be a writer, friendships, and studying and researching languages. The learning material is aimed at middle schools and secondary education.

Eddie the Eagle elokuvan juliste

Eddie the Eagle


The adventure comedy tells the story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, known even to Finns, a British hill jumper who never stopped believing in himself. Even the British people lost faith in him, but with the help of his coach, he eventually managed to gather a large international fan base for himself at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen won three Olympic gold medals.

Koulukino’s learning material deals with success, struggle, dreams, the meaning of small words and actions, movie characters, and sports heroes. The material is aimed at middle schools and upper secondary schools as well as other secondary educational institutions.

Bohemian Rhapsody elokuvan juliste

Bohemian Rhapsody


Bohemian Rhapsody is based on the legendary band Queens and more specifically on its singer, Freddie Mercury. The film contains excerpts from real events.

The film tells how the band rose to fame. However, the singer’s life quickly goes downhill and in the end, in the worst misfortune of all, Freddie is diagnosed with AIDS. Despite his illness, he wants to once again pull off an all-time show at the Live Aid concert in Britain’s Wembley arena.

The film won a whopping four Oscars in the following categories: best actor, video editing, sound editing, and sound mixing.

Koulukino’s educational materials deal with Queen’s music, health, AIDS, HIV, life management, sexuality, culture, minorities, immigration, own roots, writing a film review and equivalent, writing Finnish words from English, and analyzing Finnish versions of songs. The last task is a debate exercise.

Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody elokuvan juliste

I Wanna Dance: The Whitney Houston Movie


Whitney Houston is one of the greatest female R&B pop singers of all time. The film tells about her life, music and journey to superstardom.