“Tom of Finland” screenings

18th September 2020, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 18th Sep 2020 - 24th Sep 2020
All Day

White Cine Quinto






Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds postwar Helsinki rampant with homophobic persecution, and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhabitations. Tom’s work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Director: Dome Karukoski
RUNNING TIME: 1h 56 min
2017 / Finland / Sweden / Denmark / Germany
© Helsinki-filmi Oy, 2017
Tom of Finland images © 2017-2020 Tom of Finland Foundation, Inc.

After WHITE CINE QUINTO, from 25th September to 8th October it will be shown at UPLINK Shibuya
Following that, it will be released in other areas one by one, so please check here.

“Reality & Fantasy: The World of Tom of Finland”

18th Sep 2020 – 5th Oct 2020 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm –                                 Presented by Finnish Institute Japan, Embassy of Finland in Japan, Tom of Finland Foundation, The Container, and Parco   Curated by Shai Ohayon The exhibition features a selection of 30 historical works, ranging from 1946 to 1989, covering the […]

Published: 18th September 2020

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