“Sometimes, 70-year-old girls just want to have fun” (Cineuropa) — this November, see the hit new film Ladies of Steel (Finland, 2020; dir. Pamela Tola) in New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House!
After hitting her husband on the head with a frying pan, 75-year-old Inkeri realizes she might have hit him a little too hard. When she goes on the lam with her two sisters Raili and Sylvi, their journey through Finland is filled with charming hitchhikers, memories, and sinful dancing. As Inkeri comes across her old university writings and finds Eino, a crush from her youth, she is reminded of her dreams that were later suppressed by a patriarchal marriage; and must make the biggest choice concerning the rest of her life, a choice between happiness and convention. Nominated for European Film Awards European Comedy, 2020 (91 min. In Finnish with English subtitles)
“A slightly demented relative of all the Bad Moms and Rough Nights, its mischievous side might revel in the grannies-gone-bad routine, but there is way too much heart, and pain, to just write this film off as pleasantly nasty…This film is not about the past, but the future. A bright one, too”—Cineuropa
Film screenings will take place as a 3 PM matinee and 7 PM evening showing. Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above; film screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall. All attendees are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival in compliance with New York State government; read more here. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.
About the Director
Pamela Tola is a Finnish actress, writer and director. She has received three Jussi nominations and starred in films such as Frozen Land (2005), Lapland Odyssey (2010) and Aurora (2019).
She has a MA in Theatre Arts from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki. Ladies of Steel is her second feature film as a writer and director.