Finnish Film Festival: The Man Without a Past

Finnish Film Festival: The Man Without a Past

Oct 11, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innis College Cinema

The Finnish Film Festival will feature five (5) of Finland’s most significant films over the last 100 years. The films will be shown over 5 Wednesday evenings in the Fall of 2017.

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past (2002), directed by internationally renowned filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki, tells a story of an unnamed man trying to rebuild his life and make sense of his place in the world after getting mugged and losing his memory. It is both a humorous and melancholy story about people and society – typical of the unique Kaurismäki style.

The Man without a Past is a movie that defined Finnish Cinema and made Kaurismäki internationally famous director. The film won a slew of awards at Cannes Film Festival (including the Grand Jury prize and best actress for Kati Outinen), and it was nominated for an Oscar, making it one the most successful Finnish movies of all time.

Doors open: 6.30 pm
Pre screening program: 6.45 pm
Film: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15 (or $65 for the full series)

Pre film talk by Professor Emeritus Börje Vähämäki: “Aki Kaurismäki’s Contribution to Finnish Cinema”
Discussion and reception with light refreshments follow!

Festival Series

  • Sept 27: Sibelius (2003)
  • Oct 11:  The Man without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä, 2002) 
  • Oct 25: The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas, 1955)
  • Nov 1: Tom of Finland (2017)
  • Nov 29: Sel8nne (2015)

Visit the festival’s website to see the full program and how to buy tickets.


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