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Tag Archive: Nordic Film Series

January 2, 2018

Nordic Film Series opens Heikinpäivä with Oscar nominee

A film by the Copper Country’s favorite Finnish director will screen at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Thursday, January 11 at 2 and 6 p.m. as this month’s installment of the Nordic Film Series.

The Fencer” by Klaus Härö, which was Finland’s entry as the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2015 Oscars, tells the story of a young man who fled Russia to Estonia to evade the secret police. He finds work as a teacher and [...]

Kristin Ojaniemi Bruce Crossing Film Maker
October 31, 2017

Nordic Film Series to host Bruce Crossing-based film on November 9

Bruce Crossing-based filmmaker Kristin Ojaniemi traveled to Finland earlier this year to conduct interviews for her latest documentary. If she goes to Finland next year, it could be for a screening of her film.

Kristin Ojaniemi of Bruce Crossing will be on site for the Nordic Film Series presentation of Co-operatively Yours on Thursday, November 9 at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

But in the meanwhile, she’ll be in Hancock on November 9 for a [...]

October 4, 2017

Nordic Film Series opens with Finnish comedy

The 2017-18 Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center opens October 12 with two showings of the Finnish comedy “3 Simoa” (Simo Times Three). The showings will take place at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Heritage Center’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

This 2012 caper comedy features two friends, Simo and Lasse, who try to make a living as burglars. However, a decision Simo made during a night of imbibing comes back to haunt him and changes [...]

April 5, 2017

Nordic Film Series wraps season with tale of knife fighters

The 2016-17 season for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center concludes this month with showings of the 2012 fictional drama Härmä. The showings will be at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in the FAHC’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

Härmä tells the story of a young Finnish man who is the leader of a gang of troublemakers. When he discovers that his father is veering from tradition and leaving his estate to [...]

March 1, 2017

Nordic Film Series to feature film based in U.P.

The March installment of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will feature some familiar faces, and some familiar scenery.

Superior” will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at the FAHC. Shot on location in the Copper Country in 2014, the award-winning film – which is based on a true story – follows Charlie, who is on his way to Michigan Technological University, and Derek, who is counting the days to his [...]

January 30, 2017

Nordic Film Series to show Swedish dark comedy

A Swedish film based on a best-selling novel of the same name is February’s selection for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center. The film will show at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the Heritage Center’s Martha Wiljanen Community Hall.

Based on the internationally acclaimed book by Jonas Jonasson, “The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” is the unlikely story of a centenarian who [...]

November 2, 2016

Nordic Film Series to show biographical drama The Girl King

Queen Christina of Sweden’s reign lasted only a decade in the 17th century, during a time when her nation was engaged in one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. Her story is so intriguing, it captured the interest of several filmmakers.

Noted Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki explored Christina’s life in his 2015 production The Girl King, and that film will show as the November installment of the Nordic Film Series Thursday, November 10 at 2 and 6 p.m. at [...]

Kristin Ojaniemi Film UP a River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
October 7, 2016

Nordic Film Series opens with local documentary UP a River

The 2016-17 season of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) gets under way with a film every Upper Michigan outdoorsman and outdoorswoman must see. On Thursday, October 13, the series opens with showings of the locally produced documentary “UP a River.”

More than 100 camps in the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be removed or destroyed by January 1, 2017? “UP a River” is a cultural documentary about the people [...]

April 12, 2016

Nordic Film Series wraps season with Norwegian movie

A Norwegian movie based on a famous novel concludes the 2015-16 season for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC).

“Victoria” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the Martha Wiljanen Community Hall of the FAHC.

This 2013 film is a dramatization of Knut Hamsun’s 1898 novel of the same name, tells the story of the tragic and unhappy love affair between Victoria and Johannes. She’s a daughter of a rich [...]

April 7, 2016

Nordic Film Series

Nordic Film Series wraps season with Norwegian movie

A Norwegian movie based on a famous novel concludes the 2015-16 season for the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC).

“Victoria” will show at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the Martha Wiljanen Community Hall of the FAHC.

This 2013 film is a dramatization of Knut Hamsun’s 1898 novel of the same name, tells the story of the tragic and unhappy love affair between Victoria and [...]