Thursday, February 25, 2010

Matti Kassila - A Director In His Own Territory (exhibition)

Matti Kassila: ohjaaja omalla maallaan [Matti Kassila: A Director In His Own Territory]. An exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image of the National Audiovisual Archive of Finland, at Vanha talvitie 9, Helsinki. A special introduction by Lauri Tykkyläinen, 25 Feb 2010.

Matti Kassila (born 1924) was a leading film director in the studio era of the Finnish film industry, and he was active during several decades afterwards, too, maker of many of the most highly regarded films in Finland, including The Blue Week, The Harvest Month, and the Inspector Palmu series.

This excellent exhibition was first presented in the Keuruu Museum until September 2009, and has been on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in Helsinki since 21 October, 2009.

The extensive and expert presentation texts have been written by Orvokki Vääriskoski.

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