Tom of Finland (Plus Guest Speaker)

February 27

Dome Karukoski’s bio-pic about the pioneering artist and man behind the signature ‘Tom of Finland’ Touko Laaksonen, who hugely influenced gay liberation and culture. A moving account of Laaksonen’s personal sacrifices to comply with Finnish societal expectations and homophobia in post-war Finland, as well as a film of liberation, homo-erotic art and the artist’s contribution to mainstreaming eroticism in gay culture in Europe and the US. This is Finland’s Official Entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. Q&A with Chris Park of Merton LGBT+ Forum.

‘Entertainingly recounts an intriguing chapter of 20th-century gay history with style.’ Gary Goldstein, LA Times


Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky, Werner Daehn, Pekka Strang

Film Information

Title Tom of Finland (Plus Guest Speaker)
Directed by Dome Karukoski
Country Finland
Classification 18
Running Time 114 mins
Release Year 2017
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
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