January 16, 2020
The daily brief: 16 January 2020
An idyllic friends getaway turns into teenage drama in Finnish comedy Games People Play competing for the top prize in Gothenburg.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Helsinki Airport, Teleste and Finnish film make headlines.
Finavia’s Helsinki Airport introduces pet toilets, Teleste supplies information displays in Canada, and Finnish film Games People Play competes for the Dragon Award in Sweden.
Finnish airport operator Finavia has opened two pet relief areas at Helsinki Airport. More than 10 000 dogs travel through the Finnish capital’s international airport every year, and requests have been flying in for relief facilities dedicated to pets. Pet toilets are still uncommon in northern European airports, while in the US, for example, they are a requirement to serve passengers travelling with service animals.
Finnish company Teleste will supply Alstom with 284 indoor and outdoor information displays that will be installed at the stations of REM (Réseau express métropolitain), a new light-rail transport system in Montreal, Canada. The transport system will consist of 26 stations and be one of the world’s largest automated transport networks once completed. Teleste will carry out the deliveries by 2022.
Réseau express métropolitain
Finnish comedy-drama Games People Play (Seurapeli) will compete for the most significant Nordic film award at the Göteborg Film Festival, held between 24 January and 3 February in Gothenburg, Sweden. Written and directed by Jenni Toivoniemi, The film follows a group of friends in their 30s who embark on a nostalgic weekend away at an idyllic seaside villa, where things take a wrong turn from the start and the group regress into their teenage selves. The Dragon Award Best Nordic Film is among the biggest prizes in film in the world, valued at one million Swedish krona (approx. 95 000 euros).
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