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The Fucking Finland Series

Seamus Harahan presents Fucking Finland, an anthology of film freshly completed for his Festival commission.

With a hand-held video camera and armed with a painter’s eye and a musician’s ear, Harahan’s journey begins in Suomenlinna, an inhabited Finnish sea fortress with obvious parallels to Berwick, and traces a line across to Tallinn, Estonia and then on to Rostock, Germany.

With a hand-held video camera and armed with a painter’s eye and a musician’s ear, Harahan’s journey begins in Suomenlinna, an inhabited Finnish sea fortress with obvious parallels to Berwick, and traces a line across to Tallinn, Estonia and then on to Rostock, Germany.

The ferry connecting Hanko and Rostock becomes a melancholic pop metaphor for the old Iron Curtain era, creating audacious – maybe even insolent – links between places that were enveloped in two different and opposing ideological blocks not that long ago.

The Fucking Finland Series is supported by the Elephant Trust.

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The Fucking Finland Series

Seamus Harahan presents Fucking Finland, an anthology of films freshly completed for his Festival commission. The series takes its name from graffiti daubed across a Hanko Finland Ferry Terminal toilet cubicle door and explores cultural chinks, links, and aberrations on the periphery of Europe.

With a hand-held video camera and armed with a painter’s eye and a musician’s ear, Harahan’s journey begins in Suomenlinna, an inhabited Finnish sea fortress with obvious parallels to Berwick, and traces a line across to Tallinn, Estonia and then on to Rostock, Germany. The ferry connecting Hanko and Rostock becomes a melancholic pop metaphor for the old Iron Curtain era, creating audacious – maybe even insolent – links between places that were enveloped in two different and opposing ideological blocks not that long ago.

The Fucking Finland Series is supported by the Elephant Trust.

Director

seamus harahan

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2015

Print Contact

seamus harahan