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People in the Summer Night (15*)

Part of Finland: Independence Day season

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A gorgeous film with all the drama of love, death and new life.

This cinematic rural poem is a beautiful adaptation of a novel by F.E. Sillanpää, to date Finland's only Nobel Laureate in Literature, about a bright Finnish summer night. Directed by the masterful Valentin Vaala, the sheer beauty of this film is also in part due to Eino Heino's camerawork and Taneli Kuusisto's score.

A standout performance from the cast comes from Martti Katajisto, who plays an intense young log driver, whose sexual identity could only be referenced indirectly in 1940's Finland.

Finland 1948 Dir Valentin Vaala 66 min

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