Under the North Star - Part II
(Täällä Pohjantähden alla II)
Part II of Timo Koivusalo's new adaptation of Väinö Linna'sTäällä
Pohjantähden allacovers the final volume of the trilogy. Continued
from Part I seen in April, Akseli Koskela returns from prison camp to
his tenant farm trying to come to terms with the ghosts of the past.
He works for the future of his children and imagines everything
will turn for the better.
The Winter War breaks out. The people torn in two by the Civil
War unite in the face of the common enemy and accomplish the
impossible, but the price is high. Akseli loses his sons before the
Continuation War is over. The country remains free, but Akseli,
now the owner of his land, asks, "What sense was there in
anything if nothing is left"?
In Finnish with English Subtitles
Sunday October 16, 2011 at 2 pm
The Scandinavian Centre
6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby
Admission by donation. Refreshments
CANADIAN FRIENDS OF FINLAND
Sunday Afternoon Films