BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
Checkpoints

Boiling Point

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Boiling Point
Finland / 2017 / 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
finsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Suldaan Said Ahmed, Habiba Ali, Pekka Ekman, Oula Silvennoinen, Pauli Riikonen
DIRECTOR:
Elina Hirvonen
WRITER:
Elina Hirvonen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Jarkko Virtanen
PRODUCER:
Sami Jahnukainen, Timo Vierimaa
Heated discussions in the sauna

Populist right-wing groups like the Soldiers of Odin and the True Finns are on the rise in Finland despite few immigrants. In BOILING POINT Elina Hirvonen documents several protest marches around the country as well as the heated but hopeful discussions that are taking place in the nation's many saunas. Xenophobia, rising inequality and distrust of the government and media are pressing issues all over Europe and in this urgent documentary we see them reflected through a uniquely Finnish prism.

Festival guest: Oula Silvennoinen, adjunct professor of European history at the University of Helsinki

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Elina Hirvonen

Elina Hirvonen (Finland, 1975) BOILING POINT (2017) is Hirvonen's first feature film.

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