There will be a free screening of the film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale at 7 PM on Wednesday, December 14 in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library (120 East Second Street).
“In his feature debut, the black-comedy-thriller Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, Finland’s Jalmari Helander turns the kid adventure genre on its head, drawing on the dark pagan origins of Joulupukki (Finnish Santa) to create a taut, gorgeously filmed and enjoyably wicked cinematic treat.” (Jennie Punter, The Globe and Mail) In the Korvatunturi mountains of the far north, an excavation in underway at what was an ancient burial site. Young Pietari (Onni Tommila) fears the area being dug up is also where the scary Santa of local folklore is buried. No one takes his warnings seriously though–at least not until all the other local children are suddenly missing. This 2010 film is a prequel to Helander’s celebrated shorts Rare Exports Inc. (2003) and Rare Exports: Official Safety Instructions (2005). The film is in Finnish with English subtitles, rated R (for nudity and language), and runs 84 minutes. For more on the film, please visit the film’s website: http://www.rareexportsmovie.com/en
The event is open to the public and all are invited to stay and join in a discussion of the film after the screening. For more information, please visit the Oswego Film Group’s blog: http://oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com, its Facebook page, or e-mail the group at [email protected]