Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sota 1939-1940

The War 1939-1940. FI 2010. A Digibeta compilation from the Winter War 1939-1940 footage by Ilkka Kippola and Jari Sedergren. Music: Ari Taskinen, Mattijuhani Koponen. Video transfer: Jarmo Nyman. 70 min. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 27 Oct 2010. - Ilkka Kippola and Jari Sedergren have researched the unknown Winter War footage and edited it with main topics such as: - Mobilization 10 Oct 1939 - The Devastation of the Cities - Prisoners - Väinö Tanner's speech after the war - The Evacuees - The Exchange of Prisoners. - The remarkable footage would deserve to be made available more widely, why not in extenso. Many prominent film-makers, including Jörn Donner, and the composers of the compilation, were present in the screening.

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