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Kino Iglu showed Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry

23.03.2017 11:46

On Saturday, 18 March, Kino Iglu showed the movie Taste Of Cherry by Abbas Kiarostami. It was  introduced  by the Iranian-Finnish film director and screenwriter Hamy Ramezan. Taste of Cherry, like the rest of Kiarostami’s  works , is considered  to be difficult to approach, at least from Western perspective. As Ramezan  notes, we are used to seeing  American movies  where the entire range of emotions of the human being  is mercilessly gutted in a hour and a half. The viewer is the film makers’ hostage and no space is given to the viewer’s own thoughts. Kiarostami, however, respects the viewer and his/her thoughts, giving the viewer space to watch and experience. Even though Kiarostami’s films may appear tedious at first, they tend to win over the viewer over time, according to Ramezan.

In addition to Taste of Cherry, Kino Iglu also showed Filmisepät ry’s  short movie Herätä minut (“Wake Me Up”). The film, shot in 16mm film, was introduced by Ilkka Uksila, who composed the music for it, actor Artturi Frisk and the director-screenwriter Valter Jaakkola.

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Hamy Ramezan Ilkka Uksila, Artturi Frisk, Valter Jaakkola


Film director Hamy Ramezan to visit Kino Iglu!

07.03.2017 10:30

The movie Taste of Cherry will be shown in Kino Iglu. It is a minimalistic drama written and directed by Iranian Abbas Kiarostami, in which a man drives around wastelands and, for a large sum of money, tries to hire an assistant for a rather unusual task. The film was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997.

As a bonus movie Herätä minut (“Wake Me Up”) will be seen. It is a 2016 silent movie directed by Valter Jaakkola and Katja Uksila and shot in 16mm film, with jazz playing in the background.

The guest coming to introduce the film is Finnish-Iranian film director and writer Hamy Ramezan. He has been awarded the Risto Jarva award in 2014 for the short movie Paratiisin Avaimet (“The Keys of the Paradise”) and the highest prize of the Tampere Film Festival in 2016 for his documentary Tuntematon Pakolainen (“The Unknown Refugee”). Currently Ramezan is working with the fiction movie Citizen B.

Kino Iglu’s show is on Saturday 18 March at 4.00 p.m. at Karkkilasali (Anttilankatu 2-4, Karkkila)

Tickets cost 5 euro. A cafeteria will be present.



Hamy Ramezan

Illusion and chaos in Kino Iglu!

28.02.2017 09:45

On 18 February Kino Iglu showed Luis Bunuel's film Illusion Travels By Streetcar, introduced by film director Pentti Kasurinen. The show also included Otto Rissanen's short film Fantasia Chaotica, of which director Rissanen came to give a short introduction. In Rissanen's picturesque short movie, music led the viewer to experience the inside of the main character. Under the occasionally even chaotic inner life, a human living everyday life is found.

Bunuel, known for his surrealistic films, also made lighter films in Mexico simply to sustain his family. These include the Illusion Travels By Streetcar made in the 1950s, in which Pekka and Pätkä-like humour merges with sharp criticism of the society.

As an experienced film director and a film industry teacher, Kasurinen instructed the audience to approach Bunuel's world. "Watch the movie from contemporary perspective and listen to your own thoughts. After all, the director aims to lead the viewer where they want to, on the right track or off course."
Kasurinen's notes on watching the movie sparked enthusiasm in the audience: it's never too late to learn how to watch movies.

There were 76 viewers. 

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Otto Rissanen Pentti Kasurinen

Photographer: Lari Rantakoski

Luis Bunuel's Illusion Travels by Streetcar and Otto Rissanen's Fantasia Chaotica in Kino Iglu at 18.2.

08.02.2017 09:53

Kino Iglu's next film is Luis Bunuel's Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1953). Film will be presented by screenwriter, director and producer Pentti Kasurinen, who is known for directing tv-series Kotikatu, Matkalaukkukostaja, Nitrokabinetti ja Salatut elämät, and for producing and screenwriting films Ganes, Kaksi aikuista ja käärö.

Otto Rissanen's short film Fantasia Chaotica (2015) will also be shown. Fantasia Chaotica was premiered at Hamburg International Short Film Festival in summer 2016.

The films will be shown at Karkkilasali (Anttilankatu 2-4) on 18.2. at 4pm. Tickets 5 euros



Elina Salo visited Kino Iglu

23.01.2017 18:47

Kino Iglu's spring season opened with Matti Kassila's Inspector Palmu's Error. The legendary Finnish actress Elina Salo presented film and charmed her audience with her warm presence. Salo reminisced her collaborators, like director Aki Kaurismäki and fellow actor Leo Jokela, who played the role of detective Väinö Kokki in Kassila's film.

Elina Salo in Kino Iglu

Actress Elina Salo visits Kino Iglu in January

20.12.2016 11:31

Legendary Finnish actress Elina Salo will present Matti Kassila's film Inspector Palmu's Error (1960) at Kino Iglu's next screening 21.1.2017. Elina Salo is known for her collaborations with Aki Kaurismäki. She also plays the role of Airi Rykämö in Kassila's film.

Venue of the screening is Karkkilasali (Anttilankatu 2-4, Karkkila) at 4 p.m.

Inspector Palmu's error in Kino Iglu 21.1. at 4 pm

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