Wednesday January 23 at 7pm at Town Hall, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave (at St George), screening of Hella W, presented by the Canadian Friends of Finland.
Hella Wuolijoki, b.1886 in Estonia, had an extraordinary life in Finland as
a writer, politician, head of the Finnish Public Broadcasting Company
1945-1949, a prisoner for high treason during war years to round off her CV
with some more colour.
She worked with famed German writer Bertolt Brecht on Herr Puntila und sein
Knecht Matti and her plays about the Niskavuori dynasty are the Downton
Abbey of Finland with film and tv adaptions that have been hugely popular.
She also has a dynasty of her own in arts and politics - director Juha
Wuolijoki is her great-nephew and the current Finnish Minister for Foreign
Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja, is her grandson.
Subtitled in English, tickets $12, online at
http://cff.ca/film-hella-w-wom... or reserve yours at 416 730 8350 or
More about the film, including trailer:
Hella Wuolijoki film