This summer, Helsinki City Museum’s Fascinating Film Garden will screen classic movies about mental health and madness.
Of course, one screening slot will be dedicated to an Inspector Palmu film, just like in our previous movie summers!
The films will be screened with an old-time analogue 35 mm film projector. The technical implementation will be carried out by Helsingin Studiopalvelut, with whom the City Museum has been collaborating since 2018. The Valkoinen Sali bar will sell refreshments at the event.
Ticket sales starts in June. Ticket price 10 €/movie, two movies at the same night 15€. Warmly welcome!
FRIDAY 19 August 2022
21.00 Vodkaa, komisario Palmu (Vodka, Inspector Palmu), Finland 1969 (100 min)
In the fourth and final Inspector Palmu film, the retired Inspector is called upon to solve the murder of a journalist of the Finnish Broadcasting Company. Director: Matti Kassila. Starring: Joel Rinne, Leo Jokela, Matti Ranin, Inga Sulin, Lilga Kovanko, Viktor Klimenko, Matti Oravisto. Production: Fennada. (1969)
23.00 Psycho, USA 1960 (108 min) K-12
Perhaps Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film, the classic that revolutionised the horror film genre tells the story of a woman who steals some money and checks in to a remote motel. Starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin and Martin Balsam. (Psycho, USA 1960)
SATURDAY 20 August 2022
21.00 Levoton veri (Restless Blood), Finland 1946 (91 min)
In the melodrama Restless Blood (1946), directed by Teuvo Tulio, sisters Sylvi (Regina Linnanheimo) and Outi (Toini Vartiainen) are in love with the same man, Sylvi’s spouse Valter (Eino Katajavuori). The married couple’s relationship breaks down due to the death of their child. Having gone blind, Sylvi suspects that Valter is being unfaithful to her and starts spying on her husband and her sister. Gradually, her mental health deteriorates with fatal consequences.
22.45 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, USA 1975 (133 min) K-16
When small-time crook Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to a mental hospital, he puts the routines created by senior nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher) to the test. Things gradually escalate into a war between the patients and the institution, instigated by McMurphy with his infectious rebel spirit among the patients. However, the fate of the mental hospital patients is put on the line when McMurphy’s shenanigans are responded to by a sweetly cold and monstrous Ratched, who intends to keep hold of the strings until the end.
Miloš Forman’s masterful adaptation of Ken Kesey’s book One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of the most esteemed films from the 1970s, as also evidenced by the row of Academy Awards it won. The film won the five most important Oscars: best picture, best actor and actress, best director and best screenplay. The film is also included on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 best films (1998).
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