Frozen Land 18 Paha maa UK Premiere
Director: Aku Louhimies, Feature, 130 minutes, Finland, 2004, Finnish with English subtitles.
This brilliantly devised web of interconnecting fates is set in an icy-hard Helsinki and collages together the destinies of a seemingly unconnected group of characters whose lives are changed – and ultimately connected – by a single forged 500 Euro note.
For some the ‘note’ causes mere comic chaos, but for others it catalyses gut-wrenching horror. Fast moving, stunningly conceived and featuring an extraordinary ensemble of performers, this is a relentless and gripping film experience – think the Finnish Crash.