Kino Kuutamo: Concrete Night – Free Mondays

Klaneettitie 5, 00420 Helsinki
Kanneltalo

In autumn 2022, the theme of the Kino Kuutamo screenings is films based on books. The first to be seen is the screen adaptation of Pirkko Saisio's novel Betoniyö (Concrete Night, Kirjayhtymä, 1981).

In autumn 2022, the theme of the Kino Kuutamo screenings is films based on books. The first to be seen is the screen adaptation of Pirkko Saisio's novel Betoniyö (Concrete Night, Kirjayhtymä, 1981).

The main character is the teenaged Simo, whose mother pushes him to take care of his older brother, who is about to go to prison, for the last night of summer. The young man looks in the mirror, his vision blurring behind the water steam. Simo’s (Johannes Brotherus) face captures the audience from the very first dreamlike images. What does Simo, himself, see in the mirror as that fateful night advances to its destructive end?

The film history expert Harri Kilpi PhD will provide an introduction to the film at 5 p.m.–5:45 p.m. After the lecture, the free screening of the film begins at 6 p.m.

Finland, 2013
Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
Script: Pirjo Honkasalo, Pirkko Saisio
Starring: Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen, Juhan Ulfsak
Duration: 1 t 36 min
Age limit: 12
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Swedish

Free Mondays is a series of Monday-night free events at Kanneltalo. The events include gigs, author visits, films and sing-alongs. As the name suggests, no admission fee is collected for Free Mondays’ events that are open to all. Start your week with a dose of culture at Kanneltalo!

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