Finnish actor lands iconic role in new ‘Star Wars’
Joonas Suotamo has taken over the reins of much-loved character Chewbacca in next year’s hotly anticipated Han Solo spin-off film.
Aki Kaurismäki awarded at Berlin Film Festival
Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki has won the best director award at the Berlin Film Festival for The Other Side of Hope.
Jill and Joy’s Winter wins again
Finnish kids’ film Jill and Joy’s Winter has been chosen as the best film for over five-year-olds at the Childrens Film Festival Seattle 2017.
China Film Corp jumps on Iron Sky wagon
China Film Corporation is to co-finance and co-produce the European sci-fi franchise movie Iron Sky: The Ark, and has also attained its Chinese distribution rights.
Critics award Tom of Finland with coveted prize
The film about Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen was handed the FIPRESCI award by the International Federation of Film Critics on Saturday.
Tom of Finland to open Göteborg Film Festival
As the festival’s opening film, Tom of Finland will be shown at 40 locations in honour of the event’s 40th anniversary.
New Kaurismäki makes the cut for Berlin
The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismäki has been selected for the Competition and Berlinale Special section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Finnish boxing film adds to its acclaim
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki has won the ‘European Discovery’ prize at the European Film Awards.
2 Nights Till Morning for French audiences
Finnish film 2 Nights Till Morning has received praise from critics in France, and is now available for the eyes of the general public.
Finnish documentary wins big in Leipzig
Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, from director Katja Gauriloff, was awarded the Golden Dove award at DOK Leipzig in animated documentary category.