In English

A small movie about Oulu in the 1950’s 

Duration: 69 min, HD / DCP

Director, film historian, professor Peter von Bagh takes us on a stroll down the memory lane, to the 1950’s small-town Oulu, the town where he grew up. This extensive film essay utilizes a variety of archive materials: Film footage, still photos, paintings and other art works. The film paints a kaleidoscopic view of the arctic town and its spirit, awakening one youth, one era, one town magically. The movie is personal and local as well as general and universal.

Films by Peter von Bagh are award-winning works that have travelled around the world. World-renowned critic Jonathan Rosenbaum chose von Bagh’s film Helsinki, Forever as one of the 10 top movies of the first decade of the 21st century. Extensive retrospect programs of von Bagh’s films have been screened at for example in Rotterdam, Buenos Aires and Tromsø.

Screenplay, Director Peter von Bagh

Cinemaphotography Arto Kaivanto

Editing Petteri Evilampi

Sound design Martti Turunen

Narrators Erja Manto, Eero Saarinen,Peter von Bagh, Kuutti Evilampi

Archive researcher, Assistant director Anna Korhonen

Production Secretary Maarit Mononen

Production Managers Marianne Mäkelä, Venla Hellstedt

Producer J ouko Aaltonen / ILLUME LTD

In co-operation with Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE/ Iikka Vehkalahti

Production support SES / Elina Kivihalme, AVE K / Timo Korhonen

Co-operation partners Oulu - Capital of Northern Scandinavia, the Northern Ostrobothnia Museum, Oulu Museum of Art, Merikoskikerho, Oulu Film Centre, Kaleva