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Juha Lehtola starts shooting “The Human Part” inspired by Kari Hotakainen’s bestselling novel

Writer-director Juha Lehtola has started shooting his second feature film, The Human Part. The comedy-drama is inspired by the bestselling novel with the same name written by Kari Hotakainen. The shooting will continue until mid-December in Uusimaa area. The Finnish premiere will be in the Christmas time in 2018. The film will star beloved Finnish…

Jörn Donner’s film Fuck Off 2 – Images from Finland premieres in September

Fuck Off 2 – Images from Finland is Jörn Donner’s sequel to his film Fuck Off! Images from Finland (1971) and an attempt to depict the enormous change that has taken place in the Republic of Finland during these 46 years. The fundamental question of the feature documentary is: “in today’s Finland, is it worth…

Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting “The Last Ones” in Lapland

Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting his new feature film The Last Ones tomorrow in Lapland. The western flavoured modern crime drama will be shot in August and September in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, and in October in Tallinn, Estonia. The story is set in a small mining village, and the cast includes Estonian Pääru…

VEIKO ÕUNPUU STARTS SHOOTING “THE LAST ONES” IN LAPLAND

Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting his new feature film The Last Ones tomorrow in Lapland. The western flavoured modern crime drama will be shot in August and September in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, and in October in Tallinn, Estonia. The story is set in a small mining village, and the cast includes Estonian Pääru Oja and Finnish Tommi…

The Other Side of Hope, a new film by Aki Kaurismäki, will premiere in cinemas in Finland in February

The Other Side of Hope, a new film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and co-produced by Bufo, will have its premiere in cinemas in Finland on February 3rd 2017. The film, titled Toivon tuolla puolen in Finnish and shot in early autumn in Helsinki, tells the story of a Finnish travelling salesman (Sakari Kuosmanen) and a Syrian…

Armi Alive! wins Jussi Awards for Best Script and Best Set Design

The best Finnish Films were awarded in the Jussi Awards gala held last Saturday. Armi Alive! was awarded with two Jussi Awards: Best Script by Karoliina Lindgren and Best Set Design by Otso Linnalaakso. Bufo congratulates Karoliina and Otso! Jussi Awards, the Finnish equivalents of the Oscars, were given out by Filmiaura, the association of Finnish film professionals.

Deadweight co-produced by Bufo premieres at the 66th Berlinale

Axel Koenzen‘s feature film Deadweight will premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The film, co-produced by Bufo and starring Finnish Tommi Korpela, will be screened in the festival’s Forum programme. The film is produced by German Rohfilm. Festival’s press release:  Forum 2016 Programme

DoP Peter Flinckenberg receives the ASC Spotlight Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has awarded Peter Flinckenberg, the DoP of CONCRETE NIGHT, with their annual Spotlight Award. The award recognises features and docs screened at festivals, released internationally or shown in limited theatrical release.  This is the first time a Finnish film and cinematographer receive an ASC award.              …