Wonder World of Ice
Scotiabank Theatre 7Tue, Apr 29, 2014 7:30 PM Not Available
Scotiabank Theatre 7Wed, Apr 30, 2014 2:00 PM Not Available
Scotiabank Theatre 4Sun, May 4, 2014 3:30 PM Not Available
Film Info
Country Listing:Finland
Festival Year:2014
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Official Rating:G
Program Categories:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Art & Artists
East Asian Cultures & Issues
Northern European Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ilkka Rautio
Producer(s):Pertti Veijalainen
Cinematographer(s):Jan-Niclas Jansson
Composer(s):Tuomas Norvio
Sound:Svante Colerus
A sense of the surreal infuses this story about a group of Chinese ice sculptors brought to Finland’s biggest ski resort in the far northern territory of Lapland. Our guide is Huang Shen, a young Chinese man studying in Finland, who has been hired to dress up as a panda and wander the resort in an effort to attract visitors to the ice sculpture exhibit. The culture clash between the conservative Finns and their enterprising Chinese guests plays out in many small encounters, and with a wry Finnish sense of humour, the filmmaker is there to capture it all. James McNally
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