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PURGE

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 5:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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PURGE

DIRECTOR: Antti Jokinen - FINLAND

Estonia, 1994. Soviet occupation has ended, but not the grip of Stalinist memories or the new hold of the Russian Mafia. Aliide, who has lived through a generation where a sentence to Siberian prison camps was all too regular, encounters Zara, a young girl who has exhaustedly escaped the clutches of sex slavery. Though from different eras, both women are haunted by their own tragic pasts and a dark history that binds them. Based on the award-winning novel of the same title by Sofi Oksanen, this unflinching family drama, a story of sex trafficking, violent abuse, betrayal, and loss, is this year’s Finnish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (125 mins.)

Selected Filmography: The Resident (11)

Sponsored by the Finlandia Foundation and the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation.

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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