Sunday, January 09, 2011

Nordic Film Series to present Finnish film Jan. 13

HANCOCK -- Shadow of the Two-Headed Eagle is the feature film of this month’s Nordic Film Series at the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.

The film will be shown at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Released in 2005, Shadow of the Two-Headed Eagle (Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa) is set in the early 1900s as the Russian emperor tightens his grip on Finland and begins an aggressive campaign to "Russify" Finnish citizens.

A musical written and with an original orchestra score by director Timo Koivusalo, the film tells the story of poet Aaro Manner who is persecuted by a Russian commander for his opposition to the Russification plans.

The 105-minute film is in Finnish with English subtitles.

There is no charge to attend the film, but donations are accepted.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy St., downtown Hancock. For additional information, please call 906-487-7549.

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