The Eternal Road (film)
|The Eternal Road|
|Directed by||Antti-Jussi Annila|
|Produced by||Ilkka Matila|
|Written by||Antti-Jussi Annila|
Aku Louhimies (Screenlay)
Antti Tuuri (Novel and Screenlay)
|Music by||Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm [:sv]|
|Edited by||Tambet Tasuja|
|Distributed by||Nordisk Film|
The Eternal Road (Finnish: Ikitie) is a 2017 drama film, based on a novel by Antti Tuuri, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by Antti-Jussi Annila and starred Tommi Korpela, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Irina Björklund and Ville Virtanen.
Jussi Ketola, a Finnish man, returns from America trying to escape from the Great Depression. He finds his country in great political turmoil. One night, Ketola is abducted from his home by nationalists and is forced to walk the Eternal Road towards Soviet Russia.
- Tommi Korpela as Jussi Ketola
- Sidse Babett Knudsen as Sara Ketola
- Hannu-Pekka Björkman as Kallonen
- Irina Björklund as Sofia
- Ville Virtanen as John Hill
- Helen Söderqvist as Martta Hill
- Lembit Ulfsak as Novikov
Jessica Kiang from Variety magazine gave the film a bad review and writing: "It’s hard to warm to Ketola as the kind of hero who could warrant such epic storytelling. Much is made, at the outset, of his overweening desire to get back to his Finnish family. But then he has his candles lit by Sara, and suddenly they’re in church baptizing their newborn (the religiosity of the inhabitants, in vehemently secular communist Russia, is another tantalizing avenue barely explored). And a title tells us this is only 1932, and so Ketola appears to have pined for his Finnish wife and kids for mere months, before establishing a new family on the farm."
The film was nominated in 13 categories at the 2018 Jussi Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (for Annila), Best Supporting Actress (for Sidse Babett Knudsen), Best Screenplay (for Annila, Louhimies and Tuuri), Best Actor (for Tommi Korpela) and Best Supporting Actor (for Hannu-Pekka Björkman).
|Year||Award / Film Festival||Category||Recipient(s)||Result||Ref(s)|
|2018||Jussi Awards||Best Film||Ilkka Matila||Won|||
|Best Director||Antti-Jussi Annila||Won|
|Best Actor||Tommi Korpela||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Hannu-Pekka Björkman||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sidse Babett Knudsen||Won|
|Best Script||Antti Tuuri, Antti-Jussi Annila, Aku Louhimies||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Rauno Ronkainen||Won|
|Best Editing||Tambet Tasuja||Nominated|
|Best Set Design||Kalju Kivi||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Eugen Tamberg||Nominated|
|Best Makeup Design||Riikka Virtanen||Nominated|
|Best Music||Ian Person, Kalle Gustafsson Järneholm, Panu Aaltio, Tuomas Kantelinen||Nominated|
|Best Sound Design||Fredrik Dalenfjäll||Nominated|
- Rossing Jensen, Jorn. "Goteborg: 'The Eternal Road' With 'Westworld's' Sidse Babett Knudsen Unveiled at Nordic Film Market". Variety. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "Galerii ja video: esilinastus Eesti, Soome ja Rootsi film «Igitee», kus tegi oma viimase rolli Lembit Ulfsak" [Gallery and video: The premiere of the Estonian, Finnish, and Swedish film "The Eternal Road", where Lembit Ulfsak made his last role]. Elu24 (in Estonian). Estonia: Postimees. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
- Kiang, Jessica. "Film Review: 'The Eternal Road'". Variety. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "JUSSI-EHDOKKAAT VUODEN 2017 KOTIMAISISTA ELOKUVISTA ON VALITTU". jussigaala.squarespace.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
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