​Towards Viscult 2019


Towards Viscult 2019, in collaboration with Doc Lounge Joensuu film club at Art Center Ahjo Wed 2.10. 18:00.

The 17th annual Viscult Film Festival for ethnographic documentaries will be held on 22–25th October 2019 at the University of Eastern Finland Joensuu Campus together with the Nordic Anthropological Film Association NAFA.

Join us to warm-up the festival at the Art Center Ahjo in a Viscult special evening, which includes student short documentary Drive From Inside, two short documentaries by Markku Kuronen, Booze Devil and Tresholds, and a feature-length documentary Honeyland, which is said to be one of the best documentaries of the year. Free entrance!

Drive From Inside

A short documentary about opera singer Alexander Kuznetsov, made in collaboration between media students in Joensuu and St.Petersburg

Booze Devil and Tresholds

Booze Devil loves his disciples unconditionally. In Finland exists more than quarter of million working citizens with drinking problem. They are among group board of directors, politicians, athlets and artists, ordinary working women and men, but these guys in the parks appears every day in street scene carrying the sin and stigma of drinking. They are to pointed at with fingers.

They have personal histories as tax payers, as citizens with families. When one crosses the certain limit, one doesn´t care anymore of himself, one doesn´t care anymore of others, but especially one doesn´t care anymore does others care of him or her. Drinking is not fun anymore, just hard solid 24/7 routine.

Who gets out before the very line?

Director Markku Kuronen will attend the screening. Booze Devil has English subtitles.


TRIPLE WINNER at SUNDANCE - World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary // World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change // World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography

In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back—not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever

Macedonia 2019
Directors: Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska
Duration: 85 min
English subtitles