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Sat, May 13, 2017

Actress Paula Vesala In Person!

Presented by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain and the American Cinematheque.

Diamond Sponsor: Bank of the West
Platinum Sponsors: BMW, Dream Racing, DWF
Gold Sponsor: Otto Nemenz

To view a one-page flyer for the Festival, click here.

Program begins with “Flowers” (2015, Croatia, 19 min. Dir. Judita Gamulin) A Pula Film Festival winner and 2016 Student Oscar nominee, this short offers perspective on two families visiting their respective patriarchs in a shared hospital room.

Discussion after the feature with LITTLE WING actress Paula Vesala.
2016, 100 min, Finland, Dir: Selma Vilhunen

Director Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature is an uplifting story about a young girl (newcomer Linnea Skog) who decides to track down her father after being disappointed by her immature mother (Finnish pop star Paula Vesala, in an affecting dramatic turn). Like its teenage heroine, the film tackles issues such as bullying, poverty and mental illness with considerable maturity and respect. Nominated for 10 Jussi Awards this year. “A tender-hearted coming-of-age story shot in a low-key, realist style.” - Alissa Simon, Variety.

Feature in Finnish with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, May 13, 2017 • 6:30pm

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Director Renārs Vimba In Person!
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Jan Hřebejk In Person!
Wed, May 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Thu, May 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Director Christoph Rainer In Person!
Fri, May 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, May 13, 2017 - 9:30pm
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Sun, May 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Director Ludovico Di Martino and actor Guglielmo Poggi In Person!
Mon, May 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
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