BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Prerelease

Tom of Finland

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Tom of Finland
Danmark / Finland / Sverige / Tyskland / USA / / 1 t. 51 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/finsk/tysk
UNDERTEKSTER:
norsk
CAST:
Jakob Oftebro, Pekka Strang, Werner Daehn, Þorsteinn Bachmann
DIRECTOR:
Dome Karukoski
TEMA:
LHBTQ
Pocket full of bananas

With his elegant drawings of muscular men in tight-fitting clothes and provocative poses, Touko Valio Laaksonen (1920–1991) AKA Tom of Finland became an icon of the gay scene early on. And as LGBTQ culture flowed into the mainstream, he became one of those artists whose work “everybody” knows but who few know anything about. With the stylish biopic TOM OF FINLAND Dome Karukoski sets out to tell the story of Laaksonen’s life, with special focus on the experiences that informed – and sprung out of – his career as an artist.

 

Dome Karukoski

Dome Karukoski (Cyprus/Finland/USA) Selected filmography: THE GRUMP (2014), HEART OF A LION (2013), LAPLAND ODYSSEY (2010), FORBIDDEN FRUIT (2009)

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