Thursday, October 02, 2008

Päivää, herra Kivi

God dag, herr Kivi / How Do You Do, Mr. Kivi. FI 1984. PC: Filminor. D: Timo Linnasalo. SC: Ilpo Tuomarila, Linnasalo. DP: Tahvo Hirvonen - colour - 1:1,66. M: Heikki Valpola. Starring Kristiina Elstelä (assistant librarian Helinä Walén), Markku Huhtamo (the chimney-sweeper Leo Virta), Ragni Grönblom ("Sister"), Antti Litja (chief physician Manninen), Kirsti Otsamo (Liisa, Leo's wife), Hanna Tarvainen (Elina, Leo's daughter). - A beautiful photochemical print with vibrant, warm colour. - Helinä directs an amateur performance of the play Day and Night by Aleksis Kivi, national writer of Finland. Leo, her ex-boyfriend, now married, watches them. Helinä wants to be the muse of Leo, an aspiring writer. But their mental balance is fragile. - A beautiful candle-lit nude scene with Ragni Grönblom. - I watched but the first 20 minutes.

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