Even she had been a criminal is the name of film, which won the Grand Prix in Tampere 2006.
The Grand Prix of Tampere Film Festival has gone for the first time to an experimental film. The award was handed to Jean-Gabriel Periot for his film Even if she had been a criminal.... The film depicts the summer of 1944 in France when women are punished publicly for having affairs with Germans during the war.
This year, the Film Festival has more than twenty films about the Islamic world. The series of films called the Focus on Islam have a message: there is no unified Islamic culture but many Islamic cultures. Stereotyping is one to resist.
Theodor Tugai starred in Mustalaishurmaaja at the astonishing age of sixteen. Later he was known as film director Teuvo Tulio.
This year, a true jewel of Finnish film has been discovered in the archives: The silent film Mustalaishurmaaja (The Gypsy Charmer). The film was last shown in Tampere the year it was made, and now after almost 80 years it returns to charm us all accompanied by a live band Romales.
Updated 12 March 2006 16:55