Session 3: Remembrance – A Small Film about Oulu in the 1950s

Remembrace (film still), 2013 by Peter von Bagh. Courtesy and copyright Illume


Remembrance – A Small Film about Oulu in the 1950s, Peter von Bagh, 2014, Finland, 86 minutes, introduced by Olaf Möller
Tuesday 24 March, 8.30, ICA Cinema 1[Map]
£7.00 to £11.00


An exercise in autobiography, Remembrance – A Small Film about Oulu in the 1950s brings together an extraordinary array of archival materials, images, music and other elements to reconstruct the filmmaker’s memories of growing up in Oulu, one of Finland’s largest cities and industrial cities. The film is a very tender and yet critical view of postwar Finland and its present.

Remembrance – A Small Film about Oulu in the 1950s is not only a bitter-sweet personal remembrance of things past but at the same time a meditation on the making of a generation and on the plight and follies of postwar Finland.” (Olaf Möller)

Films courtesy and copyright Illume.

Supported by the Goethe Institute and the Finnish Institute in London.

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