The Punk Syndrome and the band in Montreal in November

November 8, 2012 in Band News, Film News, Uncategorized

Finland’s most kick-ass punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät will make their first appearance in Canada in mid November. The band’s gig is organised together with the local film festival Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal. Besides the gig two screenings of the The Punk Syndrome take place at the festival, the first on 12th November and second on 14th November just before the band’s show.

Further info about the screenings and tickets can be found from the festival’s website.

The Punk Syndrome wins prize in Poland

July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Punk Syndrome has won the main prize of Films on Art Competition Programme in T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland. The festival is the biggest in Poland according to the amount of visitors at the festival, and it’s regarded as one of the most significant film events in Central Europe. The festival focuses on innovative and uncompromising films, which explore new horizons in film language and story telling. The Punk Sundrome was one of the 12 films competing in the Films on Art programme, and it won the prize of 10 000 euros.

The film has been screened already at eight international film festival around Europe and North America, and it will soon continue its way to Asia and Australia. In Finland the film has gathered already 17 000 visitors in cinemas.

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.