Cinéma Laika

Cinéma Laika

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
Croatian film director Veljko Vidak recently spent more than a year in Karkkila, documenting step by step how a new cultural oasis, Kino Laika, founded by Aki Kaurismäki and writer Mika Lätti, grew up on the local factory estate and quickly gained great popularity and a cult reputation. Employing recycled wood, metal, and pre-owned furniture, Kaurismäki and the residents of Karkkila collaboratively craft Kino Laika. Surrounded by Cadillacs, motorcycles, rock bars, and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, encapsulating the very essence of cinema’s enchantment, the venue is a place where the magic resides in its profound capacity to instigate change. A personal paradise of rushing waters, lush forests, and misty fields, a place where dogs still run free, beer flows cool and creativity breeds more creativity.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Veljko Vidak
Script: Veljko Vidak
Cinematography: Veljko Vidak
Editing: Veljko Vidak
Music: Toshitake Shinohara, Tomi Leino, Rauno Makinen, Beale Street Playboys, Herra Ylppo, Maustetytöt, Markus Allan, Emanuelle Fence
Actors: Aki Kaurismäki, Jim Jarmusch, Simon Al-Bazoon, Toshitake Shinohara
Production: 43e Parallèle Productions, Les Films du Worso
Producers: Veljko Vidak, Emmanuelle Felce, Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Aki Kaurismäki
Co-production: Sputnik Oy
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Finland
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 81'
Contact: The Match Factory

Veljko Vidak


2016 Kasetti (fiction short)
2016 Retro (fiction short)
2017 Dreamless (fiction short)
2021 Invisible Ties (fiction)
2023 Cinéma Laika