KARAOKE PARADISE

Finland

2022, 1h 15m, Finland
Director: Einari Paakkanen
Genre: Documentary

Finns are not known as the most outgoing people in the world. But once the karaoke machine is fired up, get ready for a mic drop! Perhaps that is why karaoke culture has unexpectedly taken off in the cold north, where people warm up with pop classics in each other’s company. ‘There are a lot of lonely people in Finland. But when you sing, someone always comes up and talks,’ as one of them says during Einari Paakkanenen’s heartwarming and quirky feel-good film, in which a lovable cast of characters of lonely souls find company and solace in front of the microphone.

All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.

In-Cinema: Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 PM (Globe Cinema 1)

Presented by Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association