Gay themed film Tom of Finland will be screened at the Valletta Film Festival, Tomorrow and on Saturday 24th June.
Fri 23 Jun 2017 21:00 PJAZZA TEATRU RJAL
Sat 24 Jun 2017 20:30 Embassy Cinemas
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, and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising 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.
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