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1913 • Jevgeni Slavinskij • 13 min
The inspiration for this oldest Estonian play-movie is probably the same German play as in Se parhaiten nauraa, joka viimeksi nauraa (1921) and Runoilija muuttaa (1927) by Teuvo Puro and Erkki Karu. This tale of a young man conning his rich uncle with non-existing family, and the charm of a strange woman, is rejoicing and rambunctious. Theater actors are brilliant in their roles, and outdoor images of winter in Tallinn colors the title appropriately. Laenatud naene measures well with other farces of the period.
1921 • Teuvo Puro • 53 min
Probably the most unknown and forgotten of the eight surviving Teuvo Puro films is a comedy of a young student, who lies to his uncle about getting married (in hope of getting some money). Everything goes according to plan until the uncle decides to meet the wife and children. The story, scripted by Erkki Karu, takes place in the streets and terraces of Helsinki, and introduces a whole bunch of important figures of the early years of the company Suomi-Filmi (previously Oy Suomen Filmikuvaamo).
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The function of Forssan Mykkäelokuvayhdistys is to make silent film recognized and appreciated. The association has repaired, and still maintains one of the oldest functioning movie theaters in Europe (1906). The theater has been digitalized to suit today's challenges. The annual Silent Film Festivals have been organized since 2000. You can support our cause by becoming a supporting member.