I was going to make just one post later based on any possible questions I might get, but it seems that I can not give any short answers. So it looks like there will be several posts! Thanks for the questions, and you can keep them coming!
As the question of the day I have randomly selected this: What’s your favorite movie?
Now this is a tough one. It’s pretty hard to pin down just one movie as my all time favourite. The first question should be that does it have to be a film you would likely have seen. That would rule out Finnish films, which is really sad. I really like most of Aki Kaurismäki’s work. But I’d be surprised if any of you had seen even one of his films. The latest one, Mies vailla menneisyyttä, got a lot of awards and nominations, and it a good film. I remember hearing that he has refused to send his earlier films to any competitions saying films are no racehorses. So while the other films have not earned so many prizes it really does not mean much. Then I remember seeing Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö in a movie theatre. And then there is Calamari union – just call me Frank!
But you want me to name a movie that people outside of Finland would have seen? And pick just one? I’ll have to go with what pops into my mind first: Dead Poets Society. Just don’t ask me why.