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The Human Part premieres in the Official Selection Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Director Juha Lehtola’s new film The Human Part will premiere in the Official Selection Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November. The film, a comedy-drama inspired by acclaimed Kari Hotakainen’s novel by the same name, will have its theatrical release in Finland in December. Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has…

Jörn Donner’s The Memory of Ingmar Bergman” premieres at Moscow International Film Festival

Jörn Donner’s new documentary ”Memory of Ingmar Bergman” will have its world premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival in late April. The memorial film comprises previously unreleased fragments from two extensive interviews Donner conducted with Bergman in 1975 and 1997 – the latter on the occasion of his eightieth birthday on 14 July. Donner…

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.