CFF Movie: Pohjalaisia (1925)

PohjalaisiaPoh­jalaisia (1925) (The Ostro­both­ni­ans). 
Text in Finnish & English.

Date: Sun­day, Octo­ber 19, 2014
Time: 2pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion By Dona­tion, includes refresh­ments.
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back by dkilback@nulltelus.net

Poh­jalaisia, a silent movie restored and reis­sued with a new music track in 2012, is based on the play by Art­turi Järvilu­oma who was also the screen­writer. The story, set in the 19th cen­tury, revolves around the hot-blooded Jussi, a young farmer, and his friend Antti and their brushes with the local nimis­mies (sher­iff) and the häjyt (bad­men). The film, shot on loca­tion on the plains of Ostro­both­nia, con­veys a good sense of its unique land­scape. Both Järvilu­oma and the direc­tor, Jal­mari Lah­den­suo were from Ostro­both­nia and the film suc­cess­fully expresses a feel­ing of the true spirit of the province.

 

CFF AGM and Movies

CFF AGM 2014Cana­dian Friends of Fin­land AGM and two movies Between a Rock and a Hard Place and We Dare to Dream. Both films are in English.

Please attend and pro­vide your fresh input and suggestions.

Date: Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 28, 2014
Time: 1pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Attend the AGM and admis­sion is free and refresh­ments are provided!

You can read about the movies on this flyer

CFF Movie: Tie pohjoiseen (2012)

Tie pohjoiseenTie pohjoiseen (2012) (Road North). In Finnish with Eng­lish Subtitles.

Date: Sun­day, May 4, 2014
Time: 2pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion By Dona­tion, includes refresh­ments.
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back by dkilback@nulltelus.net

Mika Kaurismäki’s best films have  dealt with music or road trips. Road North com­bines both ele­ments with plenty of heart becom­ing a fam­ily story when Leo (Vesa-Matti Loiri), an absen­tee father, returns to Helsinki to recon­nect with his son Timo (Samuli Edel­mann) he aban­doned 30 years ear­lier, when the son was a tod­dler. The father con­vinces Timo to go for a day trip which turns into a jour­ney through the land­scapes of the coun­try. There is some­thing Leo wants to show his son, but he won’t say what. More fam­ily is also dis­cov­ered dur­ing the road trip. The over­all tone is lighter than usual for Kau­ris­mäki but still has sub­stance. Road North was a great suc­cess at the Toronto Film Fes­ti­val in 2012.

 

Swedish documentary: Once Were Enemies

WundermanSwedish doc­u­men­tary film-maker Eva Wun­der­man shares her story in the 2013 film “Once Were Enemies”

Date: Feb­ru­ary 9, 2014
Time: 1 :00pm — 3:00pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free admit­tance! But reserve a spot.
Con­tact: RSVP Yvonne Spence 604–980-8866 by Feb­ru­ary 7

For more infor­ma­tion, see http://wundermanfilm.com

Pre­sented by the Swedish Cul­tural Society

CFF Movie: Kaikella Rakkaudella

CFF movie things we doKaikella Rakkaudella (2013). (Things we do for Love). In Finnish and some Nor­we­gian with Eng­lish Subtitles.

Date: Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 19, 2014
Time: 2pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion By Dona­tion, includes refresh­ments.
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back by dkilback@nulltelus.net

This is the 32nd film by vet­eran Finnish film maker, Matti Ijäs, also well known for his beloved dra­mas for Finnish TV. Kaikella rakkaudella is character-driven and also very much a landscape-driven – filmed on loca­tion in the spring & sum­mer of 2012 in a north­ern Nor­we­gian fish­ing port and with breath­tak­ing images of Finnish Lap­land. 99 min­utes. Here is a full description.

 

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Vancouver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary directed and pro­duced in British Colum­bia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­tory through per­sonal expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­sonal con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the story of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the topic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.satubell.com for info.

Come and meet the film mak­ers. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by donation

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