Finnish actor lands iconic role in new ‘Star Wars’

February 22, 2017

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

February 20, 2017

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

February 15, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

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

February 6, 2017

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

January 11, 2017

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

December 19, 2016

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

December 12, 2016

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

November 14, 2016

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

November 7, 2016

Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, from director Katja Gauriloff, was awarded the Golden Dove award at DOK Leipzig in animated documentary category.

Finnish documentary takes its sauna to Germany

November 4, 2016

Miesten vuoro (Steam of Life) is a documentary about Finnish men sharing their life stories in the sauna. The film will now make the rounds in Germany, six years after it was released in Finland.