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Sodankylä Forever: The Century of Cinema (Sodankylä ikuisesti: Elokuvan vuosisata)

  • Peter von Bagh /
  • Finland /
  • 2010 /
  • 89 mins

Samuel Fuller, Michael Powell, Francis Ford Coppola, Milos Forman, Joseph H. Lewis, Youssef Chahine, Miklós Jancsó / Documentary / Finnish, English, Russian, French, Italian, German

The Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland, is a mecca for film lovers, famous for festival director Peter von Bagh’s in-depth and free-flowing interviews with visiting master directors. From the hundreds of hours of video recordings, von Bagh has made four feature-length documentaries that add up to a passionate and personal history of cinema. The first part, The Century of Cinema, focusses on World War II in relation to filmmaking. Screening with A Day at Karl Marx’s Grave (Peter von Bagh/Finland/1983/16 min). 

Parts 2 through 4 will be shown at Filmhouse in July. See www.filmhouse.com for details. 

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