PROUD! FILMFESTIVAL | LGBTQ-film i Paradis | 30. sep - 7. okt '17

Tom of Finland

3. oktober
19:00
Øst for Paradis

Tom of Finland

Doku-drama i læder

Tom of Finland vises i samarbejde med CPH PIX.

KØB BILLET HER

OM FILMEN
“Før I tiden kom vi din slags i KZ-lejrene og gassede jer!” siger tyskeren, ikke uden en vis stolthed. Reklamemanden Touko Laaksonen er tilbageholdt i Berlin, bl.a. fordi han bærer en selvkreeret illustration af to lækre unge hunks, der er godt i gang. Før Touko bliver til den forkætrede, finske homoerotiske kunster ‘Tom of Finland’, skal han – som mange andre i efterkrigstidens Europa – overleve homofobi og sygeliggørelse, hvor politiet rydder barer og parker og tæsker løs på mændene, hvis eneste forbrydelse er at de elsker og nyder hinanden. I denne setting udfolder filmen og manden ‘Tom of Finland’ sig. Touko finder en ventil for sine undertrykte drifter via sin underskønne, erotiske fetichkunst, og ligesindede bøsser gør ham til deres identifikationsskabende helt under kampen for rettigheder.

Engelsk med danske undertekster | Dome Karukoski , 2017 | 115 min

ABOUT THE FILM
This handsome dramatic biopic focuses less on the famous art of the man known simply as “Tom of Finland,” and more on the little-known story of Laaksonen’s life: his wartime experience with a uniformed Russian paratrooper – a decisive influence on his erotic fantasies; his early professional life working (closeted) at an ad agency alongside his devoted, but homophobic sister, who unwittingly invites his first great love into their shared home; and, after daring to send some of his secret erotic sketches to an American publisher, his sudden rise to fame. A portrait of a man surprised by the success of his imagery, later mortified by accusations that his art ignored the AIDS epidemic, and relishing his work’s endurance as both good art and, in his words, “dirty drawings.”

English with Danish subtitles | Dome Karukoski, 2017 | 115 min