Sun, 11 Feb


Old Market Hall

Tom of Finland

Programmed by the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival

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Tom of Finland

Time & Location

11 Feb 2018, 19:00

Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH, UK

About the Event

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

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