Finland: Independence Day
On sale to Members Wednesday 11 October, 10am
On general sale Thursday 12 October, 10am
We celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence with a season of films curated by the Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland’s coolest film event.
Founded in 1986 by Finnish filmmakers Mika and Aki Kaurismäki, the festival is located in the village of Sodankylä, in the heart of Finnish Lapland, some 120 kilometres from the Arctic Circle. Audiences watch films 24 hours a day, as the summer sun never sets. We are delighted to bring the ‘spirit of Sodankylä’ to London to screen a selection of Finnish films from across the decades.
Presented in partnership with the Finnish Film Foundation and National Audiovisual Institute
Romu-Mattila and a Beautiful Lady + The Moonshiners (PG*)
We present two gems: a pair of silent films, delightfully accompanied by Ykspihlajan Kino-orkesteri and the internationally renowned foley wizard Heikki Kossi.
The Stolen Death (PG*)
This poetic thriller depicts the underground resistance of a Helsinki activist group against the Tsarist government of the early 1900's.
The Match Factory Girl + The Land of Happiness (PG*)
A double bill, pairing together the final film in Aki Kaurismäki's late 1980's Proletariat Trilogy, along with the debut feature of country chronicler Markku Pölönen.
The Year of the Hare (PG*)
An ecologically-minded adaptation of the novel by internationally renowned author Arto Paasilinna, about escaping the rat race for a more natural life.
People in the Summer Night (15*)
A gorgeous film with all the drama of love, death and new life.