Battle Beast kick off this week's entertainment wrap.
Opera goes power metal, Darude sharpens his Eurovision and acting crosses the border. Take a look at the past seven days in entertainment from a Finnish perspective.
Young adult fantasy novelist Maria Turtschaninoff was one of 13 contemporary Finnish female writers recommended by This is Finland for International Women’s Day. (Photo: Karin Lindroos) Read the This is Finland article here
Finnish game developer and publisher Kuuhubb has secured a one million-euro loan. (Photo: Screenshot/ Kuuhubb) Read our article
The second trailer for Dome Karukoski’s ‘Tolkien’ has been released, offering another tantalising glimpse behind the scenes of the real Lord of the Rings. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Watch the trailer on YouTube
The Finnish women’s goalball team now has two chances to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Photo: Twitter) Read the Paralympic Games article
Finnish actor Eero Milonoff (left) is seemingly from another world in Ali Abbasi’s new film ‘Border’. (Photo: Meta Spark/Kärnfilm) Read the Guardian article
A trio of Finnish films are to screen at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in the US later this month, including Patrik Söderlund’s ‘Realms’. (Photo: AV-Arkki) Read our article
Celebrated Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski will have four significant orchestral performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam this spring. (Photo: Music Finland) Read the Music Finland article
Only in Finland: this summer’s esteemed Savonlinna Opera Festival has announced a burst of power metal thanks to local faves Battle Beast. (Photo: Tim Tronckoe) Read the Opera Festival Rocks! page
Darude featuring Sebastian Rejman will represent Finland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with ‘Look Away’, after the song was chosen at the Finnish national selection UMK. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Watch the video on YouTube