Discovering Teuvo Tulio

11/15/08 to 12/4/08

See why Teuvo Tulio, the wild and willful director of Finnish melodramas from the 1930s and 1940s, is looked upon by Aki Kaurismäki and others as an incomparable master of the form.

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  • The Way You Wanted Me, November 23

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Past Films

  • The Cross of Love

    • Thursday, December 4 6:30 PM

    “A mixture of Stroheim, Sternberg and Cecil B. DeMille.”-UCLA

  • The Way You Wanted Me

    • Sunday, November 23 5:30 PM

    Tulio shot this brutal, tender melodrama in 1943, as war raged in Finland and the nation's future hung in the balance.

  • In the Fields of Dreams

    • Wednesday, November 19 7:00 PM

    A sexually frank melodrama of a shepherdess led astray-the apotheosis of Finnish director Tulio's exuberant use of nature cinematography, classical music, montage, and startling juxtaposition, adding up to an eroticism of the cinema.

  • The Song of the Scarlet Flower

    • Saturday, November 15 6:30 PM

    A classic novel adapted with “stunning natural vistas . . . luminous cinematography.”-UCLA