thelivingroomofthenation
Documentary

The Living Room of the Nation

(Kansakunnan olohuone )

Year 2009
Runtime 75 mins
Language Finnish
Canadian Premiere

Finnish with English subtitles

14A - Advisories: Coarse Language & Substance Abuse.Mature subject matter.

Director Jukka Kärkkäinen gives us a peek through the front window of six Finnish homes, where we find people who are all searching for something without leaving the safe confines of their living rooms. The need for human closeness, escape, acceptance, love, family and the perfectly creased trouser all converge with everyday life to make a sensitive—often humourous—portrait of everyday life. The only universal truth in this film is that time marches on, and one can either choose to accept and adapt or settle deeper into the recliner and hope to get left behind.

BDG

Countries

Finland
Festivals
SXSW 2010, Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2010
Director
Jukka Kärkkäinen
Producer
Sami Jahnukainen / Mouka Filmi Oy
Screenwriter
Jukka Kärkkäinen, Sini Liimatainen
Cinematographer
J-P Passi, Jani Kumpulainen F.S.C.
Editor
Timo Peltola, Jukka Kärkkäinen