The Fucking Finland Series

@ The Town Hall

 

2015 Jarman Award-nominatee Seamus Harahan presents Fucking Finland, an anthology of films freshly completed for his Festival commission. The series takes its name from graffiti daubed across a Hanko Finland Ferry Terminal toilet cubicle door and explores cultural chinks, links and aberrations on the periphery of Europe. With a hand-held video camera and armed with a painter’s eye and a musician’s ear, Harahan’s journey begins in Suomenlinna, an inhabited Finnish sea fortress with obvious parallels to Berwick, and traces a line across to Tallinn, Estonia and then on to Rostock, Germany. The ferry connecting Hanko and Rostock becomes a melancholic pop metaphor for the old Iron Curtain era, creating audacious - maybe even insolent - links between places that were enveloped in two different and opposing ideological blocks not that long ago.

 

The Fucking Finland Series is supported by the Elephant Trust.

FREE ENTRY

Harahan's films will also be presented in a profile screening on Saturday 26 September at 15.30 Read more and buy tickets here.

PRINT/SALES: Gimpel Fils

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Artist Seamus Harahan Country UK Year 2015 Cert Suggested 12a