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The world cinema podcast from two Finnish audiovisual arts graduates/students, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. New episodes biweekly on Thursdays.

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Apr 29, 2020

This week in the podcast, a film inspired by the Sugamo child abandonment case, where a mother left her five children in a flat in Tokyo and never returned. Among the many topics discussed are the real-life case, child social services, human disregard as well as Hirokazu Kore-eda's film Nobody Knows and how it differs...

Apr 22, 2020

"Tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment!" Moulin Rouge as described by Moulin Rouge. The first musical of this podcast. The story of a cabaret courtesan (Nicole Kidman) who falls in love with a penniless play-writer (Ewan McGregor). Is there enough "sensual ravishment" to recommend...

Apr 16, 2020

Will you choose your artistic passion or love? Is there a heart-breaking dichotomy between things that matter? Are we to evoke cheerful nostalgia or painful memories of lost time? Cinema Paradiso, an ode to cinema and childhood. Score by Ennio Morricone, directed by Italy's visionary auteur Giuseppe Tornatore.


Apr 9, 2020

A communist politician and a conservative priest hate each other's world views in a small town in post-World War II Italy. Will they be able to co-exist? The first film adaptation of the Don Camillo stories by Giovannino Guareschi is now under The Lab's intense scrutiny.

Don Camillo (1952). Directed by Julien Duvivier....

Apr 2, 2020

Jeepers Creepers is a horror film that back in the day made an impression on the critics with its 80's vibes and simplicity. It also did make an impression on the hosts Karri and Henrik, and our guest Aku. But almost 20 years on, is the appeal of the monster and the plot still holding up?

Jeepers Creepers (2001)....