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IN PICTURES: The weekend wrap

Finnish cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen leads the charge for our weekend wrap.YouTube/Screenshot

Moomins, chaotic tunes, the national epic and a horror makeover – take a look at the past seven days in entertainment from a Finnish perspective.

Supporting Tori Amos, touring in Asia and playing knee-deep in water – Petteri Sariola’s career has been anything but dull. (Photo: Jussi Ratilainen) Read our 10 Questions interview

Hipfire Games has raised additional funding of 180 000 euros towards its debut virtual reality and mobile cross-platform game, Fail Space. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Read our article here

Cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen won a bronze medal in the 15km men’s classic race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Watch the YouTube video

The Moomins are back on TV screens around the world with a Gutsy approach. (Photo: See image) Read our feature article

The Nordics’ first visual song contest for the deaf, hearing-impaired and sign language users was held in Helsinki. Danish sign language performer Lea Hyldstrup won. (Photo: Facebook/Screenshot) Read the YLE article

The Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, was celebrated across the country on 28 February. (Photo: Kari Lehtinen) Read the This is Finland article

Daggerplay’s ‘Subterranean Reality’ brings the riffs, the rhythms and the vocals for a dose of pants-kicking chaos. (Photo: Daggerplay) Read the Alternative Nation article

The new horror film ‘The Hole in the Ground’ features a cameo from the Finnish actress Kati Outinen. (Photo: Made Productions) Read the Independent article

Melo-death/power metal outfit Kalmah have confirmed their debut US and Canadian tour for the spring. (Photo: Kalmah)
By: Samuli Ojala