Subject: social studies

Peruna elokuvan juliste



A comedy about a budding entrepreneur who tries to bring potatoes to Finland in the 17th century.

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.

Bigfoot Family


Adam’s family is a bit unusual. His father is a real Bigfoot – and that’s not all, he’s also a celebrity! The father wants to use his fame for good causes, and when an environmental organization asks him to help protect the nature park from the evil plans of an oil company, he seizes the opportunity. On the way, he suddenly disappears without a trace. Adam and his animal friends must go in search of him and save the primeval forest from destruction. (Source: Finnkino Oy).

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)

In the Heights


Lights over Washington Heights… The smell of coffee wafts in the air by the 181st Street subway station, where different dreams create this close-knit community that pulsates with life. At the center of everything is Usnavi, a sympathetic and attractive convenience store owner, who saves every spare penny while hoping, imagining and singing about a better life.

In the movie In the Heigts, the music and lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the musical Hamilton, are combined with the lively and original narration of John M. Chu, who is also known as the director of the movie Crazy Rich Asians. Chu is directing the film based on a script by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is based on the musical play created by Lin-Manuel Miranda based on the book by Quaira Alegría.

Directed by Jon M. Chu. As actors, e.g. Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace.

Little Women


A film based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic work about four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, and their lives in America during the Civil War.

The director is Gerta Gerwig and the actors are e.g. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet and Meryl Streep. Movie won an Oscar from Best Costume Design.

Hail, Caesar!


When a Hollywood star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming, the studio sends their fixer to get him back.

Crazy Rich Asians


An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous.



Minari tells the story of a Korean-born family moving to rural Arkansas in search of their own American dream. The family’s life is turned upside down when a cunning, foul-mouthed but loving grandmother arrives from her former homeland to live with them.

A new life in a barren region is full of hardships, but Minari shows what kind of strength and fertility a family can have, and what home really means. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung. As actors, e.g. Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, and Alan S. Kim.