A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country

Kansanradio – Runonlaulajien maa

  • Virpi Suutari
  • Finland
  • 2021
  • 27 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Masters
A People's Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country is a carnivalesque portrayal of the Finnish landscape of the soul and abode.

The short film is based on the iconic YLE programme "People's Radio", and its visual material has been created by the road movie method of driving across summery Finland.

The film paints a panorama of what Finland looks like today. Its narration progresses through humour into civic anarchy, ultimately also towards the longing for human connection.


Virpi Suutari
Virpi Suutari for Euphoria Film Oy, Martti Suosalo for Euphoria Film Oy
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26 min, DCP, color
Spoken languages

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