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Virtual Presentation: Who is Aki Kaurismäki?
October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Finnish American Cultural Activities of Minnesota Membership Meeting
and presentation about Finnish Filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki
Member announcements from 6:45-7:00PM, presentation 7:00-8:00PM
Title: “Who is Aki Kaurismäki?”
Presenter: Andrew Nestingen
Aki Kaurismäki is a filmmaker from Finland, who has made films since 1981, winning awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, and earning Academy Award nominations, among others. His films range from dark comedy to farce, from rock and roll to tango, from mocumentaries to passionate advocacy for the least among us. Who is this strange northern artist, whose films have won him a following with art-house and film-festival audiences around the world? The talk provides ways of understanding Aki Kaurismäki’s films, connecting their Finnish roots to their flight around the world as a favorite of world cinema.
Andrew Nestingen is professor of Finnish studies and Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington. He teaches courses on film, crime fiction, and popular culture of the Nordic countries. He is the author of The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories (2013), and author and editor of four other books.
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Meeting ID: 873 560 9519