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Tom of Finland

“A handsome and glossy biopic of a pioneering artist.” The Observer

Saturday 7 July 18:45

Finnish/German/English with Thai/English subtitles

Adults: 300 THB
Students: 250 THB
Members: 240 THB

Supported by

emb finland


From award winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski, TOM OF FINLAND is the long-awaited biography of artist Touko Laaksonen, the man behind the iconic signature ‘Tom of Finland’, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings.

After the trauma of serving in WWII, Touko (Pekka Strang, in a towering performance) finds no peace at home as he has to go to increasingly greater lengths to hide his homosexuality, even from his family. As the secret affairs and police crackdowns wear on him, he commits more deeply to his art, drawing inspiration from the uniforms that oppress him.



About the film

Director: Dome Karukoski
Country: Finland/Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Iceland/USA
Year: 2017
Duration: 115 mins
Short Film: TBC