Sunday 11th February 2018 7pm
Country of Origin: Finland | Sweden | Denmark | Germany | Iceland | USA
Length: 115 min (1hr 55 min)
Director: Dome Karukoski
As part of LGBT History Month 2018, Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival in collaboration with The Old Market Hall have arranged a screening of Tom in Finland.
A decorated officer Touko returns home to Finland after the war. But life during peacetime proves equally distressing, where homosexuality is illegal and men around him are being pressured to marry and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, who are proud and free of inhibitions.
His work – made famous by his signature ‘TOM OF FINLAND’ – became the emblem of a generation and fanned the flames of the gay movement.