Patrik Syversen, Jesper Sundnes Talk ‘Kieler Street,’ Being Normal

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“Kieler Street” begins with the aerial shot of sleepy small rural town Slusvik, on the Norway-Sweden border. The camera pans from a bright blue sky to a pine forest, then quaint slate grey houses nestling by a network of lakes. A guitar twangs placidly…

Mika Ronkainen, Merja Aakko Talk ‘All Our Sins,’ Finland’s Bible Belt, Landscape

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In “Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart,” Finland’s Mika Ronkainen, best known for his documentaries – 2003’s “Screaming Men,” 2009’s “Freetime Machos”  –  portrays the dislocation of 1970s Finnish emigrants in Sweden via a father-and-son mu…