Monday, November 16, 2015

Finnish Independent Film is Doing Better Than You Might Think

This year, the Love and Anarchy film festival in Helsinki dedicated one of its program sections to Finnish indie films. A closer look reveals that outside the system of state-funding, indie films that go off the beaten track with their storytelling, genre films and alternatively produced, niche fiction and documentary films have actually thrived in the last few years. Influenced by pieces of international popular culture as diverse as film noir, poetic novellas and even sci-fi epics, Finnish indies seem to be very much alive and kicking. A Diverse BunchThe program offered an array of documentaries, a traditional strong point of Finnish filmmaking, dealing with topics as diverse as...

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