Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart

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    Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart

    Directed by

    Finland, Sweden

    2012

    90 min

    • Finnish
    • Swedish

    Documentary, Musical

    A son and a father go on a road trip that turns into a musical journey into the emotional memory and the history of Finnish immigration in Sweden; of shame, guilt, crime, alcoholism, and family secrets.

    Awards

    • Goteborg IFF- Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary
    • Best Film Over 30 Minutes - Tampere FF
    • Risto Jarva Award - Tampere FF
    • Audience Award - Tampere FF
    • Honorary Mention - Eurodok Festival

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Kai Latvalehto
    Tauno Latvalehto
    Oiva Latvalehto
    Cinematography
    Vesa Taipaleenmäki
    Editing
    Åsa Mossberg
    Music
    Olli Tuomainen
    Production
    KLAFFI PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    Mika  Ronkainen

    Mika Ronkainen

    Finland

    Mika Ronkainen (born in Kuusamo, 1970) is a filmmaker who loves vinyl records, black root soup, and refrigerator magnets. He graduated from Oulu Institute of Arts and Design in 1997. His best-known film is FINNISH BLOOD SWEDISH HEART, that was awarded with two Finnish Oscars (Jussi Awards) for Best Documentary and Best Music. His prize-winning and acclaimed documentaries, SCREAMING MEN (2003) and FREETIME MACHOS (2009) have screened at several international film festivals including Sundance, IDFA, Karlovy Vary, Toronto Hot Docs, and Tribeca Film Festival. He was selected for Variety's "Ten European Directors to Watch" in 2013. Mika is the Co-founder of "Air Guitar World Championships".