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Tom of Finland
The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was…
Daddy and the Muscle Academy - The Art and Life of Tom Of Finland
Tom of Finland is one of the major icons of the gay world. His provocative erotic drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity, attitude and self-understanding. This ground-breaking work combines interviews with Tom (prior to his death in…
Mother of Mine
During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. Mother of Mine, directed by the award-winning Klaus Haro (Elina), tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero,…
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
In this darkly comic gem, it's Christmas Eve in northern Finland, and an archeological dig has just unearthed Santa Claus. But this Santa isn't one you want coming to town. When local children begin disappearing, Pietari and his father capture…
The Ceiling - Katto
In the midst of divorce, Olavi retreats to his summer cottage only to find that the ceiling has mysteriously come down in this Finnish Short Film. Nominated for the Palme d'Or - Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival…
Concrete Night - Betoniyö
A stunning, dream-like odyssey through a beautiful and otherworldly Helsinki over the course of one evening, CONCRETE NIGHT follows the impressionable 14-year-old Simo as he keeps his soon-to-be incarcerated brother company. The official Finnish submission to the Academy Awards for…
Road North
Timo, an esteemed concert pianist, gets the surprise of his life one day after arriving home after a performance only to find a homeless drunkard asleep outside his front door. The man, Leo (played by Finnish musician, actor and artist…
Hobbyhorse Revolution - Three Young Girls Find Their Voice Through Toy Horses
A funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community, directed by Oscar -nominee Selma Vilhunen. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa whose lives have been transformed by their new…
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? - Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa?
This hilarious Finnish short film was a Nominee for Best Short Film, Live Action at 2014 Academy Awards . Sini wakes up in a panic: she has slept in and the family is late for a wedding. She wakes up…
Le Cabanon par Le Corbusier
The wooden cabin situated in the hillside of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the French Riviera was to serve as a model for minimal living. However, when architect and painter Le Corbusier sketched his Thoreau-like hut in December 1951, he did so in…
Villa Mairea
On the eve of the Second World War, Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976) designed the Villa Mairea for his close friends, Maire and Harry Gullichsen, in Noormarkku near the west coast of Finland. Located in a pine forest…
Aaltra
Rural neighbors who hate each other come to blows one day on a farm and get tangled up in an agricultural tractor, leaving them both paralyzed, wheelchair-bound, and simmering with spite. But rather than feel sorry for themselves, the embittered…
The Koshino House
A self-educated Japanese architect, Tadao Ando (born in 1941) designed the Koshino House for fashion designer Hiroko Koshino and her family in Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan during 1979 - 1984. The house has become a symbol for homemade light and a…
The Melnikov House
An icon of modern architecture, the Melnikov House designed by world-famous architect Konstantin Melnikov (1890 - 1974) tells the incredible story of how this utopian design from the late 1920's in Moscow imprisoned the fate of the architect when Joseph…
Open Up To Me - Kerron sinulle kaiken
Maarit (Leea Klemola) has successfully managed to live what she considers a double life - a male body transformed into an attractive and intelligent woman. Maarit's new life and body have come with a considerable price, as many transgendered individuals…
Emergency Calls - A Terrifying Experimental Short Film
Based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic, this experimental short film reminds us that being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness, all we can do is rely…
Master Houses - 20th Century Architecture From Around the World
Providing a fresh perspective on the idiom and philosophy of modern architecture, the MASTER HOUSES series features four private homes from four different continents designed by the world's leading architects, and explores how the role of the 20th century impacts…
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