Alcan Highway

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    Alcan Highway

    Alaska Highway

    Directed by

    Finland

    2013

    90 min

    • English
    • Finnish

    Documentary

    Most of us probably think that wealth or love is the key to freedom. The main character of this film has something much more concrete and much more absurd. ALCAN HIGHWAY depicts the story of a man making his dream come true: with the help of his friends he attempts to fix a truck, build a home on top of it and drive it from Alaska to the Vancouver Island.

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Aleksi Salmenperä
    Cinematography
    Hena Blomberg
    Editing
    Samu Heikkilä
    Music
    Ville Tanttu
    Production
    MADEM

    Press

    a rustic, picaresque adventure

    John Anderson, Variety

    Aleksi  Salmenperä

    Aleksi Salmenperä

    Finland

    Aleksi Salmenpera, born 1973 in Finland, is one of the most acclaimed and distinctive Finnish film makers. In addition to having been awarded for feature films such as A MAN'S JOB (2007) and PRODUCING ADULTS (2004) Salmenperä's esteemed career also includes the direction of remarkable Finnish television series e.g. PIONEER (2006) and FREEFALL (2002) with the improvisational theatre group Stella Polaris. Starting from the short film Ferry Go Round (2001), done as a school practical work and selected at the Cannes film festival, Salmenperä's films have received many film industry awards as well as high praises in Finland and abroad. His latest film, THE MINE (2016), was one of the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film nominees at IFF Rotterdam.

    Selected Filmography