Directory of World Cinema: Finland (Book)

An important addition to Intellect’s popular series, Directory of World Cinema: Finland provides historical and cultural overviews of the country’s cinema. Scholars from a variety of disciplines construct a collective argument that complicates the dominant international view of Finnish cinema as small-scale industry dominated by realist art-house films. The contributors approach the topic from a variety of angles, covering genre, art and commercial films; independent productions; blockbuster cinema; and Finnish cinema’s industrial and historical contexts.

Category: Film Studies

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An important addition to Intellect’s popular series, Directory of World Cinema: Finland provides historical and cultural overviews of the country’s cinema. Over the course of their contributions to this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines construct a collective argument that complicates the dominant international view of Finnish cinema as small-scale industry dominated by realist art-house films.

The contributors approach the topic from a variety of angles, covering genre, art and commercial films; independent productions; blockbuster cinema; and Finnish cinema’s industrial and historical contexts. While paying heed to Finland’s cultural specificity, the contributors also explore Finnish cultural industries within the broader context of international political, economic, artistic and industrial developments. Together, they skilfully depict an ever-changing national film culture that plays a dynamic role in the global cinematic landscape. Directory of World Cinema: Finland will therefore expand not only global interest in Finnish cinema but also the parameters within which it is discussed.

Pietari Kääpä is a postdoctoral researcher and an Academy of Finland research fellow in the School of Film and Television Studies at University of Helsinki.

Introduction by the Editor

Film of the Year: Rare Exports

Directors
Aki Kaurismäki
Erkki Karu
Matti Kassila
Mikko Niskanen
Pirjo Honkasalo
Rauni Mollberg
Risto Jarva
T.J. Särkkä
Teuvo Tulio
Valentin Vaala

Stars
The Emergence of the Star System
Kati Outinen
Matti Pellonpää
Tauno Palo
Vesa-Matti Loiri

Industrial Spotlight: The Economics of Finnish Cinema Part 1: 1910–1935

Scoring Cinema

Silent Cinema

War

Contemporary Film and Literature

Social Realism 

Genre 

Comedy

Children’s Film

Documentary 

Cinema and the Environment

Global Finland 

The Futures of Finnish Cinema

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