29 October, 15:00 · CKK Jordanki
Touko Laaksonen, a graphic artist from Finland, returns to his home town of Helsinki, after the end of WWII. It is a time when Finland, like many other European countries, is going through a period of rising homophobia and repressions against gay people. Unable to satisfy his desires, Touko seeks freedom in art. The result is the first ever homoerotic pictures of well-built men in leather jackets and slim-fit jeans. Despite desperate attempts, he is unable to publish his work in any magazine. The door to a wider audience is finally opened, when Touko decides to go to the USA. That marks the birth of “Tom of Finland” — a symbol for the generation of gay revolution.
|Music:||Lasse Enersen, Hildur Guðnadóttir|
|Cinematography:||Lasse Frank Johannessen|
|Cast:||Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas F. Sargent|
|Awards:||FF w Göteborgu / Göteborg FF – Nagroda FIPRESCI / FIPRESCI Prize (2017); Kandydat Finlandii do Oscarów w kategorii Najlepszy Film Obcojęzyczny / Finnish Candidate for Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film (2018)|