Lecture: Suburban landscape in the films – Päivi Leinonen

Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki
Vuosaari House

How the Finnish suburbs have been portrayed in the films?

How the Finnish suburbs have been portrayed in the films?

Does the image match the reality? Ethnologist and suburban landscape researcher Päivi Leinonen presents a view on the films located in the suburbs.

Free entry.
Language: Finnish.

After the Leinonen’s view at 6pm, we will watch the film Gagarine (12). Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarine Towers, a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own starship.

Free entry.
Language: French
Subtitles: Finnish

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