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News, 14/11/2017

Take care of your scarf, world!

We celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence with a season of films curated by the Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland’s coolest film event. The Film Festival will be held in London’s Barbican Arts Centre in late November. Finland 100 Years – Through the Eyes of Cinema presents a series of Finnish films to the world.

Film still from the Land of Happiness

For the next few months rest of the world will be able to take part in celebrations of Finland’s 100th year of independence as Midnight Sun Film Festival presents a series of rarely seen classics, cult gems and other Finnish quality features from the past and recent years. Selection of old and new classics hit seven different cities from late September until mid December.

Superb selection of film pearls bring Midnight Sun Film Festival’s unique spirit to London’s Barbican Arts Centre in late November, 29.11.–3.12.2017. Barbican Centre will present the following films; The Moonshiners + Romu-Mattila and a Beautiful Lady, The Stolen Death, The Match Factory Girl + The Land of Happiness, The Year of the Hare, People in the Summer Night and Little Wing.

Midnight Sun Film Festival has created the series in co-operation with Finnish Film Foundation, Finnish Film Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes and Finland Festivals. Events are funded by Centenary Board and the county of Sodankylä. Finland 100 Years – Through the Eyes of Cinema is part of the official centenaries.

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Updated 26/11/2017


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