In May 2024, we are presenting a series of screenings in accordance with our theme Ensemble ! inspired by the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 

This cycle will be an opportunity to discover the cinema of Mika Kaurismäki, Jenni Toivoniemi and Maarit Lalli. Irmeli Debarle’s new selection of three Finnish films is delving into themes of connection and togetherness. 

As always on our screening evenings, Institut finlandais’ boutique and Café Maa will remain open until the film starts at 7pm. Enjoy a drink or a snack before the film starts! Buy your tickets from our online shop

Thursday 2 May 2024 at 7pm
Master Cheng (2019)

Mestari Cheng
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
French subtitles, 114′ 

Master Cheng is a 2019 romantic comedy-drama directed by Mika Kaurismäki. Cheng is a Chinese master chef who travels with his son to a remote village in Lapland. The film is a story of encounters and connections between different cultures. How will Cheng’s cuisine change the lives of the villagers?

Thursday 16 May 2024 at 7pm
Almost 18 (2012)

Kohta 18
Directed by Maarit Lalli
French subtitles, 112′

Almost 18 is a 2012 film produced and directed by Maarit Lalli. Lalli co-wrote the script with her son Henrik Mäki-Tanila, who also plays one of the leading roles. The film tells the story of four boys on the verge of adulthood. What are the worries, hopes, uncertainties and problems that come with growing up, and how do friends deal with them together?

Thursday 23 May 2024 at 7pm
Games People Play (2020)

Directed by Jenni Toivoniemi
French subtitles, 120′ 

Games People Play is a 2020 comedy-drama written and directed by Jenni Toivoniemi. The film follows a group of long-time friends in their thirties who spend a weekend in an idyllic seaside villa to celebrate a surprise birthday. What happens when the friends’ old rivalries resurface and they start playing a game called Seurapeli? Games People Play casts a dynamic look on the intricacies of human relationships and togetherness.

All our screenings cost only 5€. Get your tickets here.