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Tom of Finland


  • The Park Theatre 698 Osborne Street Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9 Canada (map)

Directed by Dome Karukoski | Finland/Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Iceland/USA | 2017 | 115 min

 

Eventbrite - Tom of Finland

 

Finnish, German, and English, with English subtitles.  Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing.  He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions.  His work - made famous be his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Winner - FIPRESCI Prize for Directing - Goteborg Film Festival 2017

Earlier Event: October 20
After Louie
Later Event: October 21
A Stork's Journey