• HobbyHorse Revolution

    Hobbyhorsing is a new trend that is taking off in Finland and Sweden. Made up of a stick and plush horse’s head, the hobbyhorse has become the centre of a subculture where young women and girls play with the toys, design them, enter competitions, attend specialised training camps and discuss their culture in online communities.

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  • Season two of ‘Bordertown’ to start shooting in August

    The second season of the Finnish crime series Bordertown will shoot this Autumn, nordicfilmandtvnews.com reports. The series, which follows inspector Kari Sorjonen, will shoot from the 8th of August until the 7th of November in Lappeenranta, Helsinki and Estonia. In the second season, Sorjonen (who is played by Ville Virtanen), will try to solve five new cases. The quirk

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  • Nordic Film Fest heading to Italy

    The sixth edition of the Nordic Film Fest will be held in Rome, Italy, from tomorrow. The main theme of the festival is journeys. The Nordic Film Fest was created with the aim of promoting the films and cultures of the Nordic countries and is organised by the four Nordic embassies present in Italy in

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  • Per Fly heading to the Midnight Sun Film Festival

    The Danish director Per Fly is attending this year’s Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, which is located in northern Finland. The guests include Spanish master Carlos Saura, Charlotte Fich, French director Betrand Bonello, Russian writer/director Aleksandr Mindadze, US director/film critic Gabe Klinger and German director, Kai Wessel. The Midnight Sun Film Festival was founded by

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  • TOM OF FINLAND Sold to Major Territories Around the World

    The new Finnish film Tom of Finland has been sold to several countries around the world, Variety Reports. Peccadillo Pictures has picked up the film for a United Kingdom release, and film has also been sold to Australia (Palace Films), Spain (Festival Films), France (Rezo Films), Germany (Pandastorm), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Portugal (Cinemundo), Taiwan (Cineplex), Baltics (Estin Films),

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  • Grey Violet – Odd One Out: Interview with director Reetta Aalto

    This article is part of the new issue of Cinema Scandinavia and is free to read online for one week. To read this article (and many other great ones!), please order a copy of our magazine or become a member.  Directed by Reetta Aalto / Produced by Liisa Juntunen for Napafilms / Country: Finland Language:
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  • Boiling Point

    Directed by Elina Hirvonen / Produced by Sami Jahnukainen & Timo Vierimaa for Mouka Filmi / Country: Finland / Language: Finnish DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (World Premiere) /  Prague One World Human Rights Film Festival (International Premiere) / CPH:DOX Tampere Film Festival (Winner of the Church Media Foundation Award for the Best Director) /
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