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Weekend Wrap

A space-rhyme continuum, imperative comedy and design for a lifetime

The legendary Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä will take most, but unfortunately not all, of its beauty online this year, from 10 to 14 June.

Juuso Hirvonen/ Midnight Sun Film Festival

Arts are raw, laboratory-borne and aged this week as we take a look at recent creativity from a Finnish perspective.

Joensuu 1685 is back with their signature spacey tunes after a decade-long hiatus. But don’t call it a comeback. (Photo: Svart Records) Read Stereogum’s story

One of the best kept secrets in Finland, the Aalto Acoustics Lab, is making itself heard. (Photo: Aino Huovio/Aalto University) Read Aalto University’s announcement

The Midnight Film Festival takes a look back at its 35-year history online this June. (Photo: Sara Aaltio/Midnight Sun Film Festival) Read Cineuropa’s story

Feet2 strides for a natural feel to running. (Photo: Feet2) Read Endurance Business’ story

Artek is a lifetime deal. (Photo: Artek) Read Adweeks’s story

Remedy picks up bragging rights at Nordic Game Awards. (Photo: Remedy) Read our story

Together Alone brings forth the art of crisis. (Photo: Mikki Nordman) Read TL mag’s story

Lady Time is a detective-like mystery with stylistic personality. (Photo: Joonas J. Pulkkanen) Read our story

Nitro Games shoots for household name status. (Photo: Nitro Games) Read Pocket Gamer’s interview

A new generation of Finnish designers is brewing in the art schools of the country. (Photo: Unto Rautio/Aalto University) Read Design Week’s article

Even the total shutdown of the European film industry can’t keep the slapstickish comedy Class Reunion from completing its trilogy. (Photo: Solar Films) Read Hollywood Reporter’s story

By: Samuli Ojala