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Finnish Film "Myrsky" is January 14 at 2 pm and 6 pm

HANCOCK, MI - As part of its Nordic Film Series, the Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center will show the Finnish film "Myrsky" on Thursday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Released in 2008, "Myrsky" is a family movie that tells a tale of unconditional friendship. It is directed by Kaisa Rastimo.

During autumn 1989 in East Berlin, the father of a Finnish family visiting the crumbling Berlin Wall rescues a puppy, which he names Stormheart, taking the dog back to Finland as a pet for his daughters.

Seven-year-old Pearl takes the puppy under her wing, and in the care of the tender-hearted family, and trained only by little Pearl, Stormheart grows up with no rules or boundaries.

In six months, the dog has grown to the size of a bear, instinctively taking on the task of removing all dangers and obstacles in Pearl's path. Pearl, in return, loves Stormheart unconditionally.

Eventually the father learns that Stormheart is a Caucasian Shepherd dog, an often feared ancient Russian breed known for their fearlessness in protecting shepherds against thieves, wild dogs, wolves, and even bears.
There is no charge to attend the film, but donations are accepted.

For additional information, call 906-487-7549.The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy St., Hancock.