Director: Dome Karukoski
Original Title: Leijonasydän
Main Cast: Peter Franzén, Jasper Pääkkönen, Yusufa Sidibeh, Laura Birn
One of the most talked-about films at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, Dome Karukoski’s film propelled him into Variety’s Top 10 Directors To Watch and attracted worldwide attention. It is the story of a Finnish white supremacist who finds his prejudices challenged when he falls in love with a woman who has a bi-racial child. The trademark of Karukoski is his ability to infuse comedy into very big, serious ideas and this drama is no different. The performances are terrific all round with all three leading actors in Kilkenny last year. Special mention for Jasper Pääkkönen whose turn as Haari won him Best Supporting Actor at the Finnish Film Awards.
Heart Of A Lion Dir. Dome Karukoski
- Finland, Sweden
- 104 mins