Tom Of Finland - Centerpiece Film

Thursday October 12th 2017, 7:00 pm

Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Runtime: 114 minutes

Language: In Finnish with English subtitles

Director: Dome Karukoski

Country: 2017, Denmark

Genre: Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction, Suspense


Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds post-war Helsinki rampant with homophobic persecution with men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men free of inhabitations. His work, made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’, became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Fipresci Prize - Goteborg Film Festival

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