Finnish Film "Myrsky" is January 14 at 2 pm and 6 pm
HANCOCK, MI - As part of its Nordic Film Series, the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center will show the Finnish film "Myrsky" on Thursday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Released in 2008, "Myrsky" is a family movie that tells a tale of unconditional friendship. It is directed by Kaisa Rastimo.
During autumn 1989 in East Berlin, the father of a Finnish family visiting the crumbling Berlin Wall rescues a puppy, which he names Stormheart, taking the dog back to Finland as a pet for his daughters.
Seven-year-old Pearl takes the puppy under her wing, and in the care of the tender-hearted family, and trained only by little Pearl, Stormheart grows up with no rules or boundaries.
In six months, the dog has grown to the size of a bear, instinctively taking on the task of removing all dangers and obstacles in Pearl's path. Pearl, in return, loves Stormheart unconditionally.
Eventually the father learns that Stormheart is a Caucasian Shepherd dog, an often feared ancient Russian breed known for their fearlessness in protecting shepherds against thieves, wild dogs, wolves, and even bears.
For additional information, call 906-487-7549.The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy St., Hancock.