Films By Pirjo Honkasalo

A prizewinner at Venice, IDFA (Amsterdam) and Thessaloniki film festivals, this stunning documentary reveals how the Chechen War has affected children on both sides of the conflict. Room 1, set in a military academy near St Petersburg, portrays the highly regimented lives of the young cadets being trained for future roles in the Russian army. Room 2, filmed in Grozny, Chechnya, shows the widesprea... Read more
"Stunning to look at and chilling at its core ... a visual knockout." – Hollywood Reporter ... In a run-down Helsinki ghetto, 14-year-old Simo spends 24 hours with his dangerous older brother, Ilkka, as he prepares to go to prison. As they talk and drink and explore the concrete jungle they're trapped in, both Simo and Ilkka will find themselves pushed to the very edge by a city that wants to forg... Read more
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