THURSDAY 25 MAY - Laulu
THURSDAY 25 MAY . 7PM . SIDE CINEMA
(Selma Vilhunen, 2014, Finland, 82mins, 12)
Oscar-nominated director Selma Vilhunen’s documentary about the passing on of Finnish oral traditions documents two years in the life of Jussi, the last-surviving Finnish rune singer, and his student Hanneriina, a young woman with a mysterious past. A lyrical rumination on roots and connections full of humour and mystery, Laulu is a moving testament to the healing power of song as a binding force between people and communities.
* Part of The Folk Film Gathering on Tour Cinema Season *