March 5, 2018

Finnish war and hitchhikers screen in the UK

In #TAKEMEANYWHERE, Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Hollywood star Shia LeBeouf and Brit Luke Turner embark on an epic road trip across North America.
In #TAKEMEANYWHERE, Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Hollywood star Shia LeBeouf and Brit Luke Turner embark on an epic road trip across North America.
The Finnish Institute in London

The hitchhiking documentary film #TAKEMEANYWHERE has premiered at the Manchester Film Festival, while Finnish war film Unknown Soldier continues to fill cinemas, most recently in Scotland.

The documentary film #TAKEMEANYWHERE, produced by the Finnish Institute in London and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, follows the month-long hitchhiking trip (and art work) of Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Luke Turner and Shia LaBeouf across North America.

In mid-2016 the LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner trio posted their coordinates online each day and waited for a ride to pick them up and literally take them anywhere. The film is now available for public viewing and received its premiere at the Manchester Film Festival on 2 March.

Actors from the Unknown Soldier were present in Glasgow.

Actors from Unknown Soldier were present in Glasgow.

The Finnish Institute in London

Meanwhile, the Finnish war film Unknown Soldier also screened in the UK over the weekend, shown before a packed audience on Sunday at the Glasgow Film Festival.

The film was very well received according to actors Hannes Suominen, Jussi Vatanen, Arttu Kapulainen and Juho Milonoff who were in Glasgow to answer questions about the film.

“There was a good atmosphere during the screening,” Suominen comments. “There were fits of laughter from the audience, and the atmosphere was very concentrated. That left a good feeling.”

Aki Louhimies’s war epic has made Finnish film history with more than one million attendees and counting. The UK distribution of the film is supported by the Finnish Institute in London.

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