Peter von Bagh, 2010, Finland; 89m
Director Peter von Bagh in person!
An auteur-studded, time-spanning tribute to the legendary Midnight Sun Film Festival in Finland, drawing on its quarter-century of public dialogues featuring top filmmakers: Michael Powell, Abbas Kiarostami, Monte Hellman, Jean Rouch, and many more.
“Film historian Peter von Bagh carves a forceful, fast-moving, often melancholic but frequently funny essay about cinema as the essence of the 20th century. A smart work—half elegy, half rallying cry—by a master raconteur.” —Olaf Möller, Film Comment January/February 2011
“Woodstock is fucking nothing if you have been at the Midnight Sun Film Festival.” —D.A. Pennebaker