Tom of Finland-filmen tävlar i Tribeca

Tom of Finland film competing in Tribeca

Pekka Strang plays Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland) Foto: Pressbild

Tom of Finland-filmen har utsetts att tävla i den internationella serien i samband med Tribeca-filmfestivalen. Festivalen ordnas i New York i slutet av april.


Filmen om Touko Laaksonen har regisserats av Dome Karukoski och huvudrollerna görs av Vasabördige Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen och Jessica Grabowsky.

Karukoski säger att New York var en viktig stad för konstnären.

– Han höll sin första utställning i Nordamerika där. En scen om det ingår också i filmen. Nu får Tom of Finland sin första visning i Nordamerika i just New York. Det blir en rörande stund, säger Karukoski i ett pressmeddelande.

Filmen hade sin Finlandspremiär den 24 februari. På fredagen fick filmen sin premiär i Sverige.


The film about Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) directed by Dome Karukoski and starring Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen and Jessica Grabowsky.

Karukoski says that New York was an important city for the artist:
He held his first [group] exhibition in North America there. A scene of it is in the film. Now, Tom of Finland has its first tour of North America starting in New York. It will be a touching moment.

The film had its Finnish premiere on 24th February. The film opened in Sweden the beginning of March. Tribeca opens on 19th April.

 

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“Tom of Finland” | 19th – 30th April | NYC

Representing 22 countries and four continents, Tribeca’s International Narrative Competition is a true global showcase of the best in world cinema today. These 10 international gems will compete for Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung), directed and written by Petra Volpe. (Switzerland) – International Premiere. With Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky. In Swiss-German with subtitles.

Holy Air (Hawa Moqaddas), directed and written by Shady Srour. (Israel) – World Premier. With Laëtitia Eïdo, Shmulik Calderon, Tareq Copti, Dalia Okal, Bian Anteer. In Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Italian with subtitles.

Ice Mother (Bába z ledu), directed and written by Bohdan Sláma. (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France) – International Premiere. With Zuzana Kronerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neužil. In Czech with subtitles.

King of Peking, directed and written by Sam Voutas. (China, USA, Australia) – World Premiere. With Zhao Jun, Wang Naixun, Han Qing, Si Chao, Geng Bowen, Yi Long. In Mandarin with subtitles.

Newton, directed by Amit V Masurkar, written by Mayank Tewari, Amit V Masurka. (India) – North American Premiere. With Rajkummar Rao, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav. In Hindi with subtitles.

Nobody’s Watching (Nadie Nos Mira), directed by Julia Solomonoff, written by Julia Solomonoff, Christina Lazaridi. (Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, USA, Spain) – World Premiere. With Guillermo Pfening, Rafael Ferro, Paola Baldion, Elena Roger, Cristina Morrison, Kerri Sohn, Marco Antonio Caponi. In English, Spanish with subtitles.

November, directed and written by Rainer Sarnet. (Estonia, The Netherlands, Poland) – International Premiere. With Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt, Taavi Eelmaa, Dieter Laser. In Estonian with subtitles.

Sambá, directed by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, written by Ettore D’Alessandro, Carolina Encarnacion. (Dominican Republic) – World Premiere. With Algenis Pérez Soto, Ettore D’Alessandro, Laura Gómez, Ricardo A. Toribio. In Spanish with subtitles.

Son of Sofia (O Gios tis Sofias), directed and written by Elina Psykou. (Greece, France, Bulgaria) – World Premiere. With Viktor Khomut, Valery Tcheplanowa, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Artemis Havalits, Christos Stergioglou, Iro Maltezou. In Greek, Russian with subtitles.

Tom of Finland, directed by Dome Karukoski, written by Aleksi Bardy. (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany) – International Premiere. With Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Werner Daehn, Jessica Grabowsky. In Finnish with subtitles.

In the Viewpoints section (Tribeca’s home for bold directorial visions and underrepresented perspectives), there is For Akheem, which illuminates the challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today. Among the LBGT theme, there are The Death and Life of Marsha P. JohnsonNobody’s Watching, Saturday Church, and Tom of Finland.

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