It is hard not to get excited with the brand new teaser for “Tom of Finland”, the up coming film by Finish filmmaker Dome Karukoski, the big winner of FEST 2009, with his groundbreaking “Home of the Dark Butterflies”.
Karukoski's new work is a biopic on Touko Lakksonen, a post war finish artist who made a name for himself by being a symbolic figure in the underground gay scene in Helsinki. His production company announced the film will be launched domestically in February 2017, and it should be hitting the festival circuit even sooner.
The finish director is one of the countries most condecorated artists. After much worldwide success with “Home of the Dark Butterflies”, he keep on a scoring important hits with “Lapland Odyssey” and specially his follow-up film “Children of God”, a point of major debate in Gothenburg back in 2009, and the big winner at Bogota and Festroia Film Festivals.
We at FEST wish Dome Karukoski the biggest of success with his brand new vision that we shall be following very closely.