Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
Cast: Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Anneli Karppinen
Finnish with English subtitles
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Concrete Night is a dream-like odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night.
Simo – a 14-year-old boy and his older brother Ilkka – are the sons of a helpless and unpredictable single mother. Their chaotic home is located deep in the heart of a concrete jungle in Helsinki.
Finnish female director Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylised work is about what we pass on to younger generations, and the ways we do it.