A Moment In The Reeds

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For his debut feature movie, London based Finnish filmmaker Mikko Makela has returned home to tell his compelling tale of a romantic summer encounter between an unlikely pair that literally sizzles on the screen. Leevi (Janne Puustinen ) has been studying in Paris and comes back home to somewhat reluctantly help his estranged father (Mika … Continue reading

Concrete Night

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One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews GIRL PICTURE @ the Opening Night Gala at BFI Flare 2022

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BFI Flare 2022 London’s biggest and best LGBTQ+ film festival starts today and its opening gala night film turns the phrase a hot mess into a crown of pride. Girl Picture throws a bucket of emotions into the air and seems them beautifully land a la Jackson Pollock on a canvas of Finnish adolescent sexuality. … Continue reading

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