The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such heights. On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the US. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair.
1 h 45 min
The Armi Alive! screening on September 9th (in Maxim) is part of the Helsinki Design Week programme. After the film there will be a Q&A with the director of the film Jörn Donner. In addition, the author Tuija Sorjanen of a non-fiction book about Marimekko published on the same day will be there to talk about the book. The film is spoken in Finnish and subtitled in English. The largest design festival in the Nordic countries will be held on 3.–13.9.2015. Armi Ratia (1912–1979) is one of the best known Finnish entrepreneurs and corporate executives.
1 h 24 min
At the beginning of the 20th century, Helsinki was actually two cities; that of the rich upper class and that of the poor workers. South of the Long bridge the independent and cuirious Lucie is growing up, refusing to fit the mold of the upper class women. Lucie´s soul mate and friend in adolescence is Eccu, who has been fiercely in love with the wild and eccentric Lucie since the age of 17. However, the only one who can set Lucie´s heart on fire is Allu, a younger working class hero, football genius and son of a Red rebel.
2 h 6 min