Two full days + two half days of films!
Arrived to Sodankyla Midnight Sun Film Festival
on Thursday at noon
and started the way back on Sunday afternoon.
What a fantastic trip!
Altogether watched 12 films.
Canned Dreams by Katja Gauriloff was one of them
with a pretty strong cry-factor...
Taina Elg (1930)
She's the only Finnish Hollywood star.
Taina Elg made her career not only in Hollywood but also on Broadway as an actress, singer and dancer in musicals.
Les Girls was shown in Sodankyla.
The screenings took place in Lapinsuu cinema, at Kitisenranta school and in two tents.
Beautiful and even technically fabulous silent film
Sunrise by Murnau was shown with live music.
Hungarian director Bela Tarr.
His Werckmeister Harmonies was sensational!
The interview of Bela Tarr on Saturday morning made it clear what's his opinion on the state of Hungarian film industry today - it doesn't exist.
He made The Turin Horse in 2011 and has said it was his last film, no more film-making,
it was the end.
Talented young Swedish director Axel Petersen.
His film Avalon was genius!
Lapinsuu cinema in Sodankyla.
Here's the list of the films that saw in Sodankyla:
Tarr: Wrecmeister Harmonies - definitely not an easy one,but definitely worth watching!
Rinnekangas: Watermark - beautiful scenery, but not worth watching.
Murnau: Sunrise - definitely worth watching this beautiful silent film.
Gauriloff: Canned Dreams - documentary, be prepare to drop some tiers, definitely worth watching!
Ostlund: Play - interesting realistic Swedish film, worth watching.
Rudolph: The Moderns - Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris was better, not worth watching.
Siili: Harma - well-played Finnish film, go and see if you have time.
Kinnunen: Miss Farkku-Suomi - based on Kauko Royhka's book, worth watching!
Cukor: Les Girls - the last Hollywood musical movie, worth watching!
Louhimies: Vuosaari - first expression was what a crap, but worth watching, made me drop some tiers.
Petersen; Avalon - genius Swedish film, absolutely worth watching!
The weather in Sodankyla was perfect, not too cold, not too many mosquitos, a bit too light though - the sun was shining all day and night long!
My first visit to Lapland was perfect!