Romu-Mattila and a Beautiful Lady + The Moonshiners (PG*)

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A still from The Moonshiners (Salaviinanpolttajat), 2017

We present two gems: a pair of silent films, delightfully accompanied by Ykspihlajan Kino-orkesteri and the internationally renowned foley wizard Heikki Kossi.

The first of this double-bill, Romu-Mattila is a story based on true events about an elderly man faced with eviction. It's followed by The Moonshiners, a remake of the sadly lost first ever Finnish fiction film (1907), a farce centred on a subject ever-important to the Finns:  distilling spirits.

Director Juho Kuosmanen introduces the films. He won the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival with his feature The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. He had already received awards at Cannes for his short film oeuvre, from which these two silent pieces are taken. 

Finland 2012 Dir Juho Kuosmanen 

Finland 2017 Dir Juho Kuosmanen 

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Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings

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