Skip to main content

An Observer in Finland

Finland, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Antti Peippo

The life and photographic works of Ivan Timirjasew, who served as adjutant to the Russian military governor of Finland for 27 years. His still photographs provide a remarkable record of living conditions in Finland during the last years of Czarist rule.

See also...

ARIEL

Ariel is the second film in a trilogy of films depicting Finland 1986-1989 that began with Shadows in Paradise (1986), and was completed with The Match Factory Girl (1989). It is the story of a young ... More »

Frozen Land

Aku Louhimies' tough and fearless [Frozen Land] was inspired by Leo Tolstoy's short story [Faux Billet], in which mischance is passed from one person to another. It thus finds a peer in Robert ... More »

Pizza Passionata

A shy man, a femme fatale across the hall and a ping-pong bat all star in this magnificently spare, bittersweet meditation on the eternal conflict between dreams and reality. Screened in Cannes. ... More »

Birthday

To give an insight into the conditions under which people on the fringes of Finnish society live, the film concentrates on one day in the life of a skid row alcoholic: his birthday. ... More »

SEVEN SONGS FROM THE TUNDRA

Take a journey to the top of the world. Seven Songs from the Tundra is an anthology of tales set in far north Russia, depicting the life of the Nenets. Ranging in time from early last century through ... More »

SODANKYLÄ FOREVER - THE CENTURY OF CINEMA

"Peter von Bagh carves a forceful, fastmoving, often melancholic but frequently funny essay about cinema as the essence of the 20th century. " - Film Comment ... Peter von Bagh is a filmmaker, film ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director