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Nordic Film Series starts 2018-19 season with war picture

October 7, 2018

A movie that depicts the realities of war is the October selection for the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Nordic Film Series, which begins Thursday, October 11 at 2 and 6 p.m.

Taistelu Näsilinnasta 1918” (The Battle of Näsilinna in 1918) is Claes Olsson’s Finnish drama about the Tampere Battle in the Finnish Civil War. At the center of the film is the 212-strong White Command led by Erik Melin, who succeeded on April 3, 1918 to overcome Tammerkoski, cross the Red line of defense and move through the city center to Näskalli.

The script almost directly mirrors the interviews of members of Melin’s company made by Konrad Vestlin from 1936 to 1937.

The film is about one hour and 10 minutes long, and is in Finnish with English subtitles. The subject matter portrayed in this film might not be suitable for younger audiences.

The screenings are open to the public; donations to support the Nordic Film Series are appreciated. For more information about this film, call (906) 487-7302.

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