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Discover the treasures of international cinema through the analytical lens of two media industry professionals from Finland, Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki.

What sets this podcast apart is its straight-forward Finnish spirit, the varied guests from around the globe, whether industry professionals or fascinating people from the film's target country. Gain unique insights, knowledge and surprising looking glasses from the world of film.

New episodes biweekly.

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May 28, 2020

Somewhere around here, the cinema was born. Many of us know the iconic shot of the moon-face who gets hit in the eye by a spacecraft - even if you haven't seen A Trip to the Moon. This most well-known early fictional film was a huge success, groundbreaking and highly influential for the future of cinema as we know...

May 21, 2020

The famous Russian director Sergei Bodrov's son, Bodrov Jr, became a beloved actor in the country, and even a role model for the youth, after 'Brother' (1997). In this neo-noir gangster film, Danila joins his brother's business as a paid assassin. 'Brother' became the huge unexpected smash-hit of the 90's in the...

May 14, 2020

What is the appeal of the French New Wave of cinema? What are its origins? What is the Auteur Theory? A thief tries to persuade a girl to elope with her. The Flick Lab investigates Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

Breathless / À bout de souffle (1960). Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Starring Jean Seberg,...

May 7, 2020

Cosy Dens, internationally the most successful film from Czech Republic, throws some dark humor on the daily lives under communism around the time of Prague Spring. Our Czech guest Ondřej Sedlář kindly came to help us analyse the film.

Pelíšky (1999). Directed by Jan Hřebejk. Starring Miroslav Donutil, Jiří...