He who sings frightens away his ills. Finland's icy landscape conceals a contagious passion for karaoke. Garages, bars, living rooms... Everyone is welcome.
Faces. Places. And songs sung from the heart. An amusing portrait of the Finnish passion for karaoke. Each character in this endearing documentary has a story to share. Karaokes are the antidote against loneliness and a medicine for communal, unpretentious enjoyment. We travel through a Finland hidden behind the cliché of an icy and inhospitable country. Filmmaker Einari Paakkanen shows us small, memorable fragments of life. Singing allows you to express emotions, but to do so you need a sense of humour. Garages, bars, living rooms... everyone is welcome to join the Finnish karaoke party.
Screening and talk with the director of the film
Finnish director, Einari Paakkanen, makes you want to sing during his sweet and moving film. (...) It would be fair to say that this documentary is a bit scattered, but that's also because it's a road movie.— Marta Balaga, Cineuropa