Concrete Night @ TIFF (Masters series)

August 10, 2013
in Category: Festival, Finland
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Concrete Night @ TIFF (Masters series)

Finnish master director Pirjo Honksalo (3 ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA) returns to fiction with the black and white film noir CONCRETE NIGHT – a dreamlike odyssey of young Simo who, over the course of a night in the humid and stunning Helsinki, follows his criminal older brother through a series of fateful events.

Honkasalo wrote the film script based on the hard-charging novel Concrete Night by Pirkko Saisio, which was published in 1981. The script has been adapted to modern times, even as large parts of  the 30-year-old novel foreshadowed life today.

Pirjo Honkasalo is a highly established director, cinematographer and screenwriter, who has won countless awards for her work. She has had well over twenty retrospectives of her work worldwide, acted as a member of several international juries and is actively giving international master classes.

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