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Film "Eternal Road/Ikitie" in Finnish,Engl&Russian w/Engl.Subt.

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Speaks Russian Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 08 Feb 18:15 - 21:00

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The Scandinavia House in Midtown is playing the film Eternal Road in Finnish, English, and Russian with English subtitles.

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Click on the venue link above to purchase your e-ticket. Or buy the ticket directly at the Scandinavia House. MAKE SURE TO SELECT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH!

If there is interest we can gather for drinks after the movie at their restaurant which is open until 9pm.

A day before the event I will send my cell phone number by email in case you need to text to find the group.
Here is the description from their website:

Eternal Road /Ikitie
103 min. In Finnish, English, and Russian with English subtitles.

Eternal Road follows the journey of Jussi Ketola, who returns home to Finland from America at the beginning of the Great Depression, hoping to live quietly and farm the land. But his fellow Finns, still raw from the ravages of the Civil War, cannot trust Ketola. One night he is forcefully taken across the Russian border, where he must cooperate with the local security police where he gets a new identity and a new life.

While the future looks bright in the beginning, Ketola finds work in the fields and falls in love with the beautiful Sara. The summer days are also overshadowed by clouds of fear as the political climate changes. And as foreigners increasingly become unwanted elements in Stalin’s regime and as people begin to disappear, Ketola must struggle to survive at every turn.

Based on the novel of Antti Tuuri, the character of Ketola was inspired by the real-life experiences of Nestori Saarimäki. Directed by Antti-Jussi Annila (Finland, Protected content .

About the Director
Antti-Jussi Annila was born on January 8, Protected content Helsinki, Finland. As a director and writer, he is known for his films Sauna Protected content Jade Warrior Protected content , and he has also worked as an actor. His first film Jade Warrior is a romantic kung-fu movie that combines Finnish Kalevala mythology and Chinese Wuxia, which became the first Finnish film to be screened in China. The film won two Jussi prizes at the Protected content . His second film Sauna is an unusual horror film with a pensive and mysterious look into about sin and forgiveness.