• FREE SKATE

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    Free Skate

     

    A promising figure skater flees from Russia to Finland to escape her inhumane circumstances. Despite the bright future and new possibilities, her past won’t let go of her. She realizes facing her troubled past is her only option to make it to the top.

     

    Director: Roope Olenius

    Writer: Veera W. Vilo

    Cast: Veera W. Vilo, Leena Uotila, Karoliina Blackburn, Jevgeni Haukka, Miikka J. Anttila, Saara Elina, Regina Launivuo, Sirke Lääkkölä, Ilona Chevakova, Slava Dugin, Beata Harju, Viivi Pumpanen

    Producers: Roope Olenius, Veera W. Vilo, Teea Siltanen, Miikka J. Anttila

    Production: Bright Fame Pictures

    Co-Production: Brave Teddy Oy, Optipari Oy, Whitepoint Oy

     

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  • SHOWTIMES

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    City

    Espoo
    Espoo
    Forssa
    Helsinki

    Helsinki
    Helsinki
    Hyvinkää
    Hämeenlinna
    Jyväskylä
    Jyväskylä
    Kajaani
    Kauhava
    Kotka
    Kristiinankaupunki
    Kuopio
    Lahti
    Lappeenranta
    Oulu
    Pori
    Porvoo
    Rovaniemi
    Seinäjoki
    Sotkamo
    Suonenjoki

    Tampere
    Tampere
    Tornio

    Turku
    Vaasa

    Vantaa

     


     

    Theatre

    Kannukino
    Finnkino Iso Omena
    Bio-Kaari
    Finnkino Tennispalatsi
    BioRex Tripla
    BioRex Redi

    BioRex
    BioRex

    Finnkino Fantasia
    Kino Aurora
    BioRex

    Y-Kino
    Kotkan Leffat
    Bio Dux
    Finnkino Scala
    Finnkino Kuvapalatsi
    Finnkino Strand
    Finnkino Plaza
    Finnkino Promenadi
    BioRex
    BioRex
    Biorex
    Kino Visio
    Kino Rio
    Arthouse Cinema Niagara
    Finnkino Plevna
    BioRex
    Finnkino Kinopalatsi
    BioRex
    Finnkino Flamingo

     

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    Director's Statement

     

    "Free Skate is a brave and realistic coming-of-age story of a young woman set in the figure skating world. The film not only discusses the practice methods, psyche and human rights of the athletes but sheds light on the unfortunate connection between female sports and human trafficking, which we have become increasingly more aware after the rise of the #metoo movement. Our aim was to make a European sports film that doesn’t just glamorize the sports, but dares to dig deeper into being a real human being in the sometimes overly demanding professional sports. There’s well enough superhero films in the world and quite a few sports films fit that genre more than well. The least we wanted to do was to make another superficial film where we see the protagonist champion through an artificial story without any basis in real life. It was an imperative for us to dive into the suffering and cheris the pain so that we could truly celebrate the joy of succeeding and becoming something new.”

     

    Roope Olenius

    Director, Producer