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Tom of Finland (18)

17 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Brochure correction

Please note: due to scheduling changes with another film in our programme, there is no screening of Tom of Finland on Fri 11 Aug at 17.45, as listed in the July/August GFT brochure.

The latest from Finnish director Dome Karukoski (The Grump, Heart of a Lion), this beautifully shot biopic pays homage to Touko Laaksonen and his alter ego Tom of Finland, one of gay culture’s most important icons. The film follows changing attitudes to sexuality through the decades, moving between Touko’s repressive home in Finland and the more accepting USA. We see his trajectory to cult status, and the backlash when the AIDS crisis strikes. Pekka Strang excels in the lead role, portraying the man convincingly from insecure WWII soldier to world-renowned star.

£5.50 ticketsFri 11 Aug (15.15) 

Karukoski’s movie shines a well-deserved, colourful light on a defining cultural and homosexual icon of the late 20th century.

★★★★ The Upcoming
  • Director Dome Karukoski
  • Cast Pekka Strang, Jessica Grabowsky, Lauri Tilkanen
  • Certificate 18
  • Running time 1h55m
  • Country Finland/Sweden/Denmark/Germany/USA
  • Year of production 2017
  • Language Finnish, German and English with subtitles
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