An idea born in a sauna that became a global drink success – the fascinating story behind the quirky Finnish Kyrö Distillery

At Nordic Watchlist we’re not all about film and TV – we like to bring other great Nordic brands and culture to you to add to your Watchlist! And in this case, your drink list. Marc from Nordic Watchlist met … Continue reading An idea born in a sauna that became a global drink success – the fascinating story behind the quirky Finnish Kyrö Distillery

Finnish director Einari Paakkenen discusses his documentary Karaoke Paradise

Last year we discovered Mads Hedegaard’s arcade playing friends in the excellent feel good documentary Canon Arm and the Arcade Quest this year we have been introduced to a similar feel good documentary with Einari Paakenen’s Karaoke Paradise which featured … Continue reading Finnish director Einari Paakkenen discusses his documentary Karaoke Paradise

Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2022: Four films in the Nordic award that examine electro-sensitivity, burnout, karaoke, and the Swedish pandemic strategy

Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX) is back for 2022, starting on 23rd March and finishing this coming weekend. This year sees the return of in-person events and screenings all over Copenhagen city, and we flew out there to check it … Continue reading Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2022: Four films in the Nordic award that examine electro-sensitivity, burnout, karaoke, and the Swedish pandemic strategy

Alli Haapasalo discusses her new film ‘Girl Picture’ which premieres as BFI FLARE this week

Alli Haapasalo is a Finnish writer and director who is passionate about telling strong female-driven stories. Her feature debut Love and Fury was out in 2016 and her second, 2019’s Force of Habit, was nominated for several Jussi Awards (Finnish … Continue reading Alli Haapasalo discusses her new film ‘Girl Picture’ which premieres as BFI FLARE this week

As dark Finnish horror ‘Hatching’ takes flight, we speak to director Hanna Bergholm about her cracking feature debut

‘Hatching‘ is a compelling new psychological thriller and body horror film by Finnish director Hanna Bergholm with a quirky style and and even quirkier storyline. The main character, Tinja, is a adolescent gymnast who’s desperate to be perfect and please … Continue reading As dark Finnish horror ‘Hatching’ takes flight, we speak to director Hanna Bergholm about her cracking feature debut