The horror classic ‘Suspiria’ splits opinions. Is it failed feminism or is it misogynistic? Is it giallo or not? Is it a good film? Is it a happy accident? What is the Suspiria trilogy, and are the followups in the same league? What about the rest of the Dario Argento resume? This and more within.

Suspiria (1977). Directed by Dario Argento. Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

Episode image “Haus zum Walfisch” by Joergens.mi, used under CC BY-SA 3.0.

HANN is an Icelandic LGBT short film that took the Youtube by storm and has affected and helped the minority youth around the world. Director Runar Þór Sigurbjörnsson and lead actor Ásgeir Sigurðsson (Andri) kindly joined us to discuss the film in detail, the effect it has had, as well as their future projects.

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Special thanks to Hannu Björkbacka for source materials and making this episode happen. Follow Hannu on Twitter @BjorkbackaHannu

HANN (2018). Directed by Runar Þór Sigurbjörnsson. Starring Ásgeir Sigurðsson, David Gudbrandsson, Bryndís Ásmundsdóttir, Ágúst Beinteinn Árnason, Eiríkur Kúld Viktorsson.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. Guest Runar Þór Sigurbjörnsson and Ásgeir Sigurðsson. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

There is a huge public outcry to even ban the Netflix film ‘Cuties’. There are claims that the film is child sexual exploitation. Has the American cancel culture gone too far?

Cuties (2020). Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. Starring Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas, Myriam Hamma.

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In anticipation of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Karri and Henrik look at David Lynch’s Dune. The director has himself disowned the film and blamed studio meddling for the shape it took.

Dune (1984). Directed by David Lynch. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Kenneth McMillan, Sting.

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A ‘staggering’ stream of consciousness hits you in the short film ‘The Staggering Girl’ from director Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria, Call Me By Your Name). Where goes the fine line between narrative cohesion and artistic stream of consciousness, before the audience will raise their grievances? As usual, there is no straight answer. You can watch the film on Mubi.com.

The Staggering Girl (2019). Starring Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller, Kiki Layne, Alba Rohrwacher.

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Peninsula, the long-awaited zombie sequel to the ‘Train to Busan’ hit film is here. Can it possibly live up to its predecessor? How does an entire city work in lieu of a train? Does ‘Peninsula’ have anything worthwhile left to say, politically or otherwise? Either way, does it matter, and what does?

Peninsula (2020) (반도). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae.

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Zombie cinema has historically been societally poignant commentary. So is Train to Busan. But is the film ground-breaking or simply old tricks with a solid execution? The real-life roots of the film, such as the sinking of MV Sewol are discussed.

Train to Busan (부산행 / Busanhaeng) (2016). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Choi Woo-shik.

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Karri and Henrik start the ‘Train to Busan’ zombie series with Seoul Station, which leads to the roots of the Yeon Sang-ho as an anime director. Is this ‘Train’ prequel of sorts worth of ones non-zombified time? Answers here within.

Seoul Station (2016) (서울역). Directed by Yeon Sang-ho. Starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung, Lee Joon.

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There Will Be Spring is a new Finnish drama film depicting a Karelian family of war evacuees relocating to a new town as a consequence of the war against Russia in the 1940’s. The themes revolve around racism, lust, loss and war.

This is also the first feature-length film using Livvi-Karelian as its main language, insofar as is known. Even as such, the film is a notable work in the history of Finnish film.

Our guests are writer-director Annika Grof and producer-editor Joon Tervakari.

‘There Will Be Spring’ will hit the Finnish theaters on 28th August 2020.

Directed by Annika Grof. Starring Asta Sveholm, Turkka Mastomäki, Timo Lavikainen, Sari Havas, Antti Raivio.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. Guests Annika Grof and Joon Tervakari. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell. ‘There Will Be Spring’ content used under permission from Joon Tervakari / Tarasow Films Oy.

The 100th. Why do it? What kind of monster have we created? It’s time for celebration, supposedly.

The Flick Lab will now take a break and will return on 27th August.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.