CONCRETE NIGHT

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Concrete Night opens in a cramped, concrete-jungle home. Ilkka, the elder of the two brothers, is leaving to serve a prison sentence. During Ilkka’s last 24 hours of freedom, his younger brother, vulnerable Simo, follows the brother he admires through the fateful events of that night. Pirjo Honkasalo’s bold and analytical urban film is a dreamlike odyssey about a fragile mind of a young boy and the loss of innocence.

Festivals: 

Toronto Film Festival – selected for Masters programme.

Pirjo Honkasalo

Pirjo Honkasalo was born in Helsinki in 1947. She entered film school at the age of 17. Her first major directing role, the historical drama film Flame Top (1980), was chosen for the Cannes Official Selection series in 1980. As a documentary maker, she is best known The Trilogy of the Sacred and the Satanic and Satanic. “Scanorama” has screened her films Three Rooms of Melancholia (2004) and Ito – A Diary on an Urban Priest (2009).