Finland

  • Alli Haapasalo – Tytöt tytöt tytöt AKA Girl Picture (2022) (HD)

    2021-2030Alli HaapasaloFinlandRomance
    Tytöt tytöt tytöt (2022) (HD)
    Tytöt tytöt tytöt (2022) (HD)

    Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö work after school at a foodcourt smoothie kiosk, frankly swapping stories of their frustrations and expectations regarding love and sex.Read More »

  • Risto Jarva – Onnenpeli AKA Game of Chance (1965)

    Risto Jarva1961-1970ArthouseDramaFinland
    Onnenpeli (1965)
    Onnenpeli (1965)

    Markku Kuoppamäki wrote:
    Magazine editor Jussi and his girlfriend Leena, an airline stewardess, share an apartment with Jussi’s sister Eeva. During a fashion shoot Jussi meets Telle, a professional model who has just returned to Helsinki after years in Paris. Looking for a place to stay, Telle gets Eeva’s room while Eeva goes to Stockholm for a few days. Jussi and Telle start an affair while still working on fashion features for the magazine.Read More »

  • Aki Kaurismäki – Kuolleet lehdet AKA Fallen Leaves (2023)

    Aki Kaurismäki2021-2030ArthouseFinland
    Kuolleet lehdet (2023)
    Kuolleet lehdet (2023)

    PLOT: In modern-day Helsinki, two lonely souls in search of love meet by chance in a karaoke bar. However, their path to happiness is beset by obstacles – from lost phone numbers to mistaken addresses, alcoholism, and a charming stray dog.Read More »

  • Veikko Itkonen – Silmät hämärässä AKA Eyes in the Dark (1952)

    1951-1960CrimeFinlandThrillerVeikko Itkonen
    Silmät hämärässä (1952)
    Silmät hämärässä (1952)

    A mad writer checks into a hotel. In the window of a opposite building he sees four men and starts to write their life story. Every man is an anonymous person who have done or experienced something irreversible in his life. They end up together to plan a heist.Read More »

  • Olli Saarela – Rukajärven Tie aka Ambush (1999)

    Olli Saarela1991-2000DramaFinlandWar

    Plot Synopsis:
    It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to search for possible Russian defensive positions. When the platoon rests in a newly conquered village Lt. Perkola meets his fiancee Kaarina Vainikainen, who is serving in the Women’s Auxilary Corps (Lotta). The platoon continues with the mission, but after some time a terrible message reaches Lt. Perkola. The message causes Perkola to become totally indifferent to his and his platoon’s safety during the remainder of the mission.Read More »

  • Eija-Liisa Ahtila – Rakkaus on aarre AKA Love is a treasure (2002)

    2001-2010Eija-Liisa AhtilaExperimentalFinlandVideo Art
    Rakkaus on aarre (2002)
    Rakkaus on aarre (2002)

    This is quite a rare stuff from Eija-Liisa Ahtila, a Finnish videoartist and photographer.
    The film tells five different stories about women who have developed psychoses.
    It consists of five episodes each telling the story of one woman. In the first a woman prefers to stay underneath her bed because of the imaginary killers hunting around her. In the second a teenage girl becomes the assistant of UFOs controlling sounds heard on earth. In the third episode a woman crawls over a bridge because things have become unstable due to the emergence of past events. The fourth part depicts how anger takes the form of a wind in a woman’s apartment. In the last episode a woman starts to hear the sounds of other places, and shuts out all images by covering the windows of her house so as to be able to be in the space where the sounds are.
    The script links the episodes together by using various spaces and surroundings, and through the treatment of images.Read More »

  • Sami Pöyry – Punainen Kohina AKA Red Static (2021) (HD)

    2021-2030DramaFinlandSami PöyryThriller
    Punainen Kohina (2021)
    Punainen Kohina (2021)

    A lonely man living on a secluded farm invites his childhood friends for a visit. He has a plan that will shock everyone who ever knew him and change their lives forever.Read More »

  • Maunu Kurkvaara – Raportti eli balladi laivatytöistä AKA Report or Ballad about Shipgirls (1964)

    1961-1970DramaFinlandMaunu Kurkvaara
    Raportti eli balladi laivatytöistä (1964)
    Raportti eli balladi laivatytöistä (1964)

    Quote:
    In Maunu Kurkvaara’s social film, journalist Ilmari Niemelä (Yrjö Tähtelä) is assigned to investigate prostitutes working in the harbour. In a sparrow bar, he meets Ritva (Ritva Vepsä) and Ulla (Ulla Väre), who tell him about their lives as shipgirls. Ilmar is intrigued by Vuokko (Anneli Sauli), whose romance with him seems to be hindered by the woman’s difficult past, the contents of which are gradually revealed to Ilmar.

    Unlike most Finnish movies in the 1960s, this film included nude scenes, receiving a K-16 certification.Read More »

  • Martti Saarikivi – Väreitä AKA Shudders (1965)

    1961-1970EroticaFantasyFinlandMartti Saarikivi

    finni.fi (via DeepL) wrote:
    Directed by Ilmari Sarki and written by Martti Saarikivi, the erotic fantasy film Colours (1965) is about a lonely man (Kalervo Koski) living on an island. Sitting on a cliff, he sees three naked maidens rising from the water and hides behind a rock to watch them in secret. The next morning, he thinks it was all in his head, until he catches a water nymph while lifting nets. He returns her to the water. Later he encounters them again, but as night falls he loses them. Was it all an illusion after all?Read More »

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