Einari Paakkanen
Karaoke Paradise
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Karaoke Paradise

Karaoke Paradise

Einari Paakkanen

2022
75 min.
Finland
Finnish
Subtitles: Catalan and English

He who sings frightens away his ills. Finland's icy landscape conceals a contagious passion for karaoke. Garages, bars, living rooms... Everyone is welcome.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Einari Paakkanen
Sound
Pietu Korhonen
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Marianne Mäkelä
Editing
Antti Reikko & Einari Paakkanen
Synopsis

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.

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About the direction
Einari Paakkanen

Einari Paakkanen

Director

Director Einari Paakkanen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Turku University of Applied Sci...

Awards and festivals

CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2022
Visions Du Réel
Switzerland, 2022
Einari Paakkanen
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Reviews

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
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