The Smoking Room / Tupakkahuone

The Smoking Room

The documentary THE SMOKING ROOM is about Finland and Finnish people at the beginning of the 21st century, viewed through different smoking rooms throughout the country. The people sitting in the smoking rooms, their life situations and stories, reflect life as a citizen in present day Finland.
The film is a collage about the reality of five different smoking rooms, visiting a hospital, a factory, a train, a public transport company, and a home for war veterans. The film is a still of the present day.

Details

Country of Production
Sweden / Finland

Year of Production
2006

Format
16 mm, Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 min

Director
Jukka Kärkkäinen

Production
Oktober in co-production with Hysteria Film and YLE TV 2

Original Language
Finnish

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

DocPoint Helsinki 2007
Nordisk Panorama Oulu 2007
dokumentART Neubrandenburg 2007
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2007