From award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski, Tom of Finland is the long-awaited biography of artist Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic signature 'Tom of Finland', and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings.
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 peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.
"An understated portrait of a tumescent talent." - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"It's handsome, smoothly executed and eager to entertain." - VARIETY
"Inspires through its command of visual storytelling." - SLANT
"almost as handsome and glossy as the drawings of luxuriantly leather-clad fantasy figures with which he made his name." - UK OBSERVER
"an intriguing demonstration of how eroticism in gay culture became overt, while straight porn retains its furtiveness and hiddenness." - GUARDIAN
Cast: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn
Director: Dome Karukoski
Starts from Thursday, 9 November 2017. Session times to be announced.
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