Monday, March 10, 2014

Nordic Film Series to present Finnish film about three women March 13

HANCOCK -- On Thursday, March 13, the Nordic Film Series screening at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center will feature Stars Above, a deep and beautiful, yet humorous film about three generations of a Finnish family.

Showings are at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Stars Above (Tähtitaivas talon yllä) follows the stories of three women from the same family in three different decades. The main characters -- Saima, Tuulikki and Salla -- live in the same country house. Saima´s story takes place in wartime 1942, when Finland fought against Soviet Union; Tuulikki´s story occurs in 1978; and Salla’s story is in the present day. Each woman is between 30 and 40 years old during her segment of the film.

In the film, the women’s stories overlap, and gradually the individual fates of the women, scattered across decades, form a whole picture.

The film is about one hour and 40 minutes and is in Finnish with English subtitles.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information, call (906) 487-7302.

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