Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät signed to RedBerg Agency

May 25, 2012 in Band News

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät has now been signed to RedBerg Agency. RedBerg represents many Finnish artists such as HIM and The 69 Eyes abroad. Next gig abroad will be at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and in autumn the band will tour in Norway.

Screenings with English Subtitles in Helsinki

May 9, 2012 in Film News

Screenings of The Punk Syndrome will be organised in Helsinki also with English subtitles. English subtitles can be seen in the last Punk Syndrome screenings of the day between 18th and 24th May 2012 in Kinopalatsi. In other Kinopalatsi screenings only Swedish subtitles will be available. Swedish subtitles can also be seen in the screenings of the following theatres: Vantaa Flamingo, Espoo Omena, Turku Kinopalatsi, Pori Promenadi, Oulu Plaza.

The Punk Syndrome in Variety

May 8, 2012 in Film News, Uncategorized

The Punk Syndrome has been reviewed by the highly recognized film magazine Variety.

John Anderson writes: “Focusing on the handicapped head-bangers who make up the Finnish band Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day, this thin-ice-treading docu opens a window onto alternative culture, human nature and the very narrow line between so-called normal people and those on the fringe.Proper marketing could take Jukka Karkkainen and J-P Passi’s funny, edgy and very human feature into cult-hit territory, although the subject and subtitles will provide built-in limitations for this low-budget, rock-fueled verite movie.” The whole article can be read here.

The film opened in cinemas in Finland last Friday and was received very well by the audience. The Punk Syndrome was also screened in Hot Docs Festival last week. Information about forthcoming festival screenings abroad will be announced later this week.

Spezial jury prize for The Punk Syndrome at Visions du Réel

April 27, 2012 in Film News

The Punk Syndrome has been awarded with the Special Prize Swiss Post for the most innovative Feature Film at Visions du Réel festival. Organised in Nyon, Switzerland, it is one of the most distinguished documentary film festivals in the world, showcasing mostly creative and artistically high-end documentary films.

The film was competing in the main competition together with 18 other films and won the prize worth 10 000 CHF.  The international jury, consisting of Anna GlogowskiSimon Kilmurry and Peter Liechti, depicted the film as follows:

”Full of warmth and humour The Punk Syndrome is an entertaining and challenging celebration of life’s pleasures. This is not only a generous encounter with people traditionally placed at society’s margins, it is also a work of rigorous and inspired filmmaking.”


Fan Gallery now open!

April 23, 2012 in Band News, Film News

Official The Punk Syndrome fan gallery is now open!  Check the latest photos and video clips from the band’s gigs and from The Punk Syndrome screenings, or even submit your own artworks! Coolest images and videos will take part in a draw organised in the end of May, in which the lucky winners will win cool The Punk Syndrome T-shirts!

Photo: Pekka Elomaa

Perttirock vol. 2

April 16, 2012 in Band News

Pertti’s Name Day will be celebrated in Finland on 24th April 2012. The same day Perttirock will be organised again in Semifinal presenting some of the toughest punk bands from Finland during one evening.

Kalevi Helvetti 8pm
Pää Kii 8.45pm
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät 9.30pm
Räjäyttäjät 10.30pm

Pertti offers coffee and cookies for free. Stronger liquids can be bought from the bar.

Tickets from Tiketti 7€, 8€ from the door. All Pertti’s get in for free! Age limit 18

On Tuesday 24th April 7pm-01am, Semifinal (Urho Kekkosen katu 6, Helsinki)

“Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Goes Deutschland” mini-series

April 5, 2012 in Band News, Film News

Mouka Filmi Proudly Presents:

“Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Goes Deutschland” mini-series

Episode 1 out now!

Next episodes can be seen here.