BACKWOOD PHILOSOPHER (HAVUKKA-AHON AJATTELIJA)

United States Premiere Based on a novel by Finnish writer Veikko Huovinen, this feature film tells the story of two university biologists and an uneducated but smart lumberjack who set out on a journey through the remote backwoods of eastern Finland. Along the way, they explore and learn new things about science, history and human nature. The film offers arresting cinematography of the natural world. In Finnish with English subtitles. Directed by Kari Väänänen. Produced by Marko Röhr and Mikko Tenhunen, Matila Röhr Productions.

Introduced by Anneli Halonen, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Finland.

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