Subject: history

Koirankynnen leikkaaja

Julkaistu:

Finland pays its war debts. Mertsi Vepsäläinen went to war with a firm intention to save an entire nation, but as a war invalid with a head injury, his entire will is now focused on saving his colleague’s Finnish Spitz, Sakke, from destruction. He embarks on a multi-phased journey that takes him through the harsh winter landscapes of Finland, where war reparations are being paid, to rigorous forestry work, culminating in a dramatic attempt to trim Sakke the dog’s overgrown dewclaws.

Starring:
Peter Franzén
Ahti Kuoppala
Taisto Reimaluoto
Leo Lastumäki

The film splendidly won six Jussi Awards:
Peter Franzén: Best Actor
Markku Pölönen: Best Director
Best Screenplay: Markku Pölönen
Best Cinematography: Kari Sohlberg
Best Film

Själö: Island of Souls

Julkaistu:

For centuries, a closed institution served as a final destination for socially transgressive women at Själö, an isolated island in the Baltic Sea. The outcast women were kept there in detention to be observed, studied, and measured – in much the same way as the scientists now focus on the surrounding nature at the research center the place has been converted to. While a young scientist is collecting samples on the island, the past emerges in the whispers of the unsent letters and empty rooms of the hospital. The space fills up with hidden memories as the invisible archives become alive. Whose stories are remembered and whose are forgotten?

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Julkaistu:

In 1944, during World War II, American archaeologist Indiana Jones and his colleague Basil Shaw are in Europe searching for artifacts stolen by the Nazis. They’re attempting to prevent Nazi scientist Jürgen Voller from acquiring the Archimedes Chronometer, a device capable of time travel. Voller and the chronometer ultimately vanish without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Indiana feels uneasy as the U.S. government decides to recruit former Nazis to assist in the space race against the Soviet Union. Voller, now known as a former Nazi and a NASA member involved in the Apollo lunar landing program, aims to make the world a better place by acquiring the Archimedes Chronometer. Indiana, along with his goddaughter Helena, embarks on a journey to seize the object before the world descends into real chaos.

Asteroid City

Julkaistu:

An assembly of students and their parents participating in a science competition has gathered for a youth stargazing event. However, the gathering is abruptly interrupted spectacularly due to world-altering events.

Vuonna 85

Julkaistu:

The story of Lokomo’s workers, a colorful group of friends, whose dreams and insatiable thirst for life take them through a lively decade. A tale of a dream pulsating to the beat of Eppu Normaali, Juice, and Popeda.

Täällä Pohjantähden alla II

Julkaistu:

Artista Filmi Oy produced two feature films based on Väinö Linna’s ‘Under the North Star’ novels. The books constitute the Northern Star trilogy, narrating the realistic and humane story of the Koskela family. It traces the life of ordinary individuals amidst the significant European changes from the late 1800s to the Second World War, encompassing Finland’s independence and the Civil War. The narrative also focuses on the love story of Akseli Koskela and Elina Kivivuori. The book series was published between 1959 and 1962.

Täällä Pohjantähden alla

Julkaistu:

Artista Filmi Oy produced two feature films based on Väinö Linna’s ‘Under the North Star’ novels. The books constitute the Northern Star trilogy, narrating the realistic and humane story of the Koskela family. It traces the life of ordinary individuals amidst the significant European changes from the late 1800s to the Second World War, encompassing Finland’s independence and the Civil War. The narrative also focuses on the love story of Akseli Koskela and Elina Kivivuori. The book series was published between 1959 and 1962.

Kaksipäisen Kotkan varjossa

Julkaistu:

Kaksipäisen Kotkan varjossa (transl. “Shadow of the Eagle” is a Finnish film set in the early 1910s, depicting a historical period in Finland, particularly the events of the Civil War. The movie follows the story of two young men, Oskari Tokoi and Toivo Parikka, who find themselves on opposite sides of the political and ideological divide during the conflict of that time.

Oskari is a member of the civil guard, while Toivo serves as a soldier in the Red Guards. Their friendship and personal bond are tested as they end up on opposing sides of the war. The film portrays the brutality of the war, friendship challenges, and the societal division among people during the Finnish Civil War.

Sibelius

Julkaistu:

“Sibelius” is a story about the life and career of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The film follows Sibelius from his youth to adulthood, showcasing his musical achievements, and creative process, as well as his personal challenges and internal conflicts.

The movie takes the viewer through Sibelius’ life stages: the development of his youth and musical talent, artistic exploration, the significance of love and family, and his struggle with his own musical identity.

Rentun ruusu

Julkaistu:

The film tells the colorful story of Irwin Goodman and Vexi Salmi, two iconic figures in Finnish music. The film follows the journey of the wildly popular folk artist through the highs of tremendous success and the subsequent downturns.

Martti Suosalo was awarded the Best Actor Jussi Award.