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New Finnish Cinema Gold Digger /Onnenonkija

Image by Onnen Onkija

FRI—11-10-2017—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
87 min. In Finnish with English subtitles.

Marja is a fashion blogger, living up to the lifestyle she envisioned. But she is broke and doesn’t know how to be poor. By chance, Marja meets Olavi, working at a warehouse.

She doesn’t know he is the heir to a large fortune… He doesn’t know how to be rich. Directed by Ville Jankeri (Finland, 2016).

About the director

Finnish director Ville Jankeri graduated from the National Film and Television School with an M.A. in Directing Fiction. In 2007, Ville was selected to make a short film for the Berlin Today Award competition.

The Last Wash premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2008. Sixpack (2011), his first feature film based on an acclaimed novel by Mikko Rimminen, was both a critical and commercial success. Gold Digger is his second feature film.

New Finnish Cinema

This fall, experience the best of new Finnish cinema at Scandinavia House as part of the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s yearlong celebration of Finland’s Centennial. Each film will be screened twice—Wednesday at 7 PM and Friday at 6:30 PM (with the exception of Born in Heinola). Tickets for individual films are $12 ($7 ASF Members) or you can purchase a Series Pass for all nine films for $45 ($25 ASF Members).

Films in the series include:

Little WingWED—10-25 & FRI—10-27
AbsolutionWED—11-1 & FRI—11-3
Gold DiggerWED—11-8 & FRI–11-10
Born in HeinolaWED—11-15
Love and FuryWED—11-29 & FRI—12-1

Special thanks to Media Luna.