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Aero Theatre | Introduction by film editor, producer and sound designer Josh Ethier.
West Coast Premiere of New 4K Restoration, courtesy of Janus Films.
‘Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair – Year Two’
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Home / Now Showing / EIGHT DEADLY SHOTS
The film will be screened in two sections:
Section 1 (episodes 1 -2) = 2h 34 min
Section 2 (episodes 3-4) =2h 36 min
There will be a 20-minute break after Section 1. Times are approximate.
In Finnish with English subtitles
A long unsung landmark of Finnish cinema, inspired by actual events, EIGHT DEADLY SHOTS is the magnum opus of filmmaker Mikko Niskanen. He delivers a shattering performance as Pasi, a farmer who struggles to support his family through hard labor and who seeks release in alcohol—creating turmoil at home, bringing him into conflict with the law, and leading him on a slow slide toward self-destruction. Presented here in its original four-part format, as made for Finnish television, this monumental vision of everyday human endurance is the rare epic woven from the fabric of ordinary life.
DISTRIBUTOR: Janus Films
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