A new Finnish film festival Kino Kukuron takes you on an imaginary trip to Finland through a selection of newly released Finnish feature films. The films are chosen by the director Juho Kuosmanen, laureate of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix in 2021 for his film Compartment no. 6.
The festival will take place in the village of Cucuron in southern France from 6 to 9 October 2022. The selection of films chosen for the festival includes Juho Kuosmanen’s The Painting Sellers (2010) and Zaida Bergroth’s biopic Tove (2020) about the artist Tove Jansson.
In addition to the screenings, multiple discussion events are held with the directors and producers of some of the films. During the screening of The Way You Wanted Me, you will have the chance to meet Finnish film specialist Irmeli Debarle. For many consecutive years, she has organised the festival La Finlande en trois films at the cinéma Reflet Médicis, in the heart of Paris.
The inspiration for the Finnish-French film festival came from the friendship between Juho Kuosmanen and artist Pierre Pab. Along with the varied selection of films, the festival programme includes music and Nordic cuisine.
Kino Kukuron is organised in collaboration with the Cinema Cigalon of Cucuron, where the screenings will take place.