CANADIAN FRIENDS OF FINLAND
Sunday Afternoon Films
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2 pm
Pohjalaisia, a silent movie restored and reissued with a new music track in 2012, is based on the play by Artturi Järviluoma who was also the screenwriter. The story, set in the 19th century, revolves around the hot-blooded Jussi, a young farmer, and his friend Antti and their brushes with the local nimismies (sheriff) and the häjyt (badmen). The film, shot on location on the plains of Ostrobothnia, conveys a good sense of its unique landscape. Both Järviluoma and the director, Jalmari Lahdensuo were from Ostrobothnia and the film successfully expresses a feeling of the true spirit of the province.
Text in Finnish & English
Admission by donation. Refreshments