October 12, 2016

Finnish film Concrete Night nabs US distributor

The film is set over the course of one night in a beautiful and otherworldly Helsinki.
The film is set over the course of one night in a beautiful and otherworldly Helsinki.
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Director Pirjo Honkasalo’s acclaimed black and white feature film Concrete Night is set for release in January 2017.

After receiving its world premiere last month in the Masters section of the Toronto Film Festival, the US rights to Concrete Night have been picked up by distributor Altered Innocence.

The news was reported by US industry bible Variety.

“I’m beyond excited that I have the chance to expose more people to this stunning and heartbreaking film in the US market,” the publication quotes Frank Jaffe from Altered Innocence.

Set over the course of one night in Helsinki, Concrete Night tells the tale of an impressionable 14-year-old and his soon-to-be incarcerated brother.

Known as Betoniyö in Finnish, the film has previously screened in over 60 festivals around the world, picking up six awards at ‘Finland’s Oscars’, the Jussi Awards. Cinematographer Peter Flickenberg was also awarded the ASC Spotlight Award last year for his efforts behind the camera.

Check out our 10 Questions with the cinematographer.

 

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