TOM OF FINLAND

Showings

Scene 1 Mon, May 14 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:115 minutes
Director:Dome Karukoski
Year Released:2017
Production Country:Finland
Sweden
Language:Finnish
German
English

Description

Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride!

“In the end, the overarching theme of Tom of Finland is the power of art, even - or maybe especially - so-called deviant artworks."
- Kristen Page-Kirby, Washington Post

“One of the 10 best films of 2017.”filmmaker John Waters

"Immersive...entertainingly recounts an intrguing and vital chapter of 20th-century gay history with style and deference."
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II. But life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds post-war Helsinki rampant with homophobic persecution, and gay men around him are being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art: homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions.

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