The third Finnish Film Days begin on Friday, October 11th with a special screening of a musical documentary Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart. The director of the movie, Mika Ronkainen is present and telling about his work with the movie.
Documentaries on the weekend present different faces of governmental power:
Madam President, a portrait-movie of the first female president of Finland, and Viru – stories from a hotel, a movie about Soviet Estonia, corruption and KGB. Fiction films offer strong drama and rock music.
The week starts with a humane war film
Silence, and tuesday is a highlight for football fans, since the first film of the day is a documentary of a football player Jari Litmanen – also knows as the King. The grand finale of the feature films is Naked Harbour by Aku Louhimies on Tuesday evening.
Finnish animation in spotlight
The whole festival ends with celebrating old and new Finnish animation together with Kiskakas Animation Celebration of MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) on Wednesday’s closing gala. A prominent Finnish animator, Katariina Lillqvist who is known for her animations such as
Kafka Trilogy, is one of the Finnish guests of Kiskakas and present on Wednesday.
Complete program and the side events of Finnish Film Days can be found from www.finnagora.hu and from Toldi cinema.The festival is organized by Finnagora, the Finnish Institute in Budapest in cooperation with Toldi