A year after the film had its world premiere in TIFF”s prestigious Masters Series, that is dedicated to filmmakers with a distinguished career, CONCRETE NIGHT enters the awards race as Finland’s official entry for the Foreign Film category of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. Much-acclaimed director Pirjo Honkasalo’s first feature film since making documentaries for a decade is also nominated for the European Film Awards and the Nordic Council award.
Based on the 1982 novel by Pirkko Saisio, CONCRETE NIGHT charts the dreamlike odyssey of young Simo (played by a charismatic Johannes Brotherus) who, over the course of a night in the humid and stunning Helsinki, follows his criminal older brother through a series of fateful events.
Friday Dec 5 at 3pm, Soho House West Hollywood, 9200 Sunset Boulevard, AMPAS FLF, guilds, press welcome,
Jan 2015: Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz section) and the Scandinavian Film Festival LA
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