Eastern Memories

Finland | 2017 | documentary | 86 min. Focus on Finland

Finnish linguist and diplomat Gustaf John Ramstedt lived in the years 1873-1950. As a young man, he went to Mongolia to study the local language. During his stay there, he travelled across the Far East gradually expanding his knowledge of other countries and, at the same time, exploring the sources of Finnish identity. Thanks to mastering Japanese, he could start his career as a diplomat and continue his research observing current social and political changes. In the film, his personal memories are accompanied by fascinating photographs of contemporary Mongolia and Japan.

directed by

Niklas Kullström Festival guest

Martti Kaartinen Festival guest

cinematography
Niklas Kullström
script
Martti Kaartinen
cast
Michael O'Flaherty
music
Rasmus Hedlund
sound
Pietu Korhonen
editing
Niklas Kullström
production
Niklas Kullström (Hillstream Pictures)
Film screenings:
Friday, May 31 16:30 | Kino Pod Baranami Blue Room + meeting with creators:
director Niklas Kullström
director Martti Kaartinen
Eastern Memories