Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Upcoming Film Event: Sunday, January 18 2009 at 2 pm

Tali - Ihantala 1944

“It is where Finland’s fate will be decided.” General A. F. Airo

Finland’s defences on the Karelian Isthmus break and Soviet troops advance with an overwhelming advantage in manpower and military equipment. The Finns have been beaten.

Guerrilla tactics in the forests are no longer enough, and some other solution must be found to contain the unprecedented offensive.

Tali – Ihantala 1944 recounts the events of the largest battle in the history of Scandinavia through five short stories. The defensive victory was a miracle. How was it ever achieved?

The film tells about the failed attempts of the summer of 1944 to achieve the impossible, stopping a greatly superior enemy and the final efforts to avert a defeat that seemed certain. This epic film deals with the miracle of Ihantala through the perspectives of ordinary people. Soldiers had to exhibit an unbelievable capacity to endure the inhumane harshness and brutality of war. But a soldier had a job to do.

That is what this film deals with: men at work.

Admission by donation - Refreshments - Film in Finnish with English subtitles

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