Tom of Finland

When:
February 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2018-02-11T19:30:00+00:00
2018-02-11T22:00:00+00:00
Where:
The Old Market Hall Cinema
The Square
Shrewsbury SY1 1LA
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
01743 281281
Tom of Finland @ The Old Market Hall Cinema | England | United Kingdom

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual men around him, even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution. Written by Helsinki-filmi