Paavo Turtiainen, Lars Schmidt, Ingrid Bergman

Tribeca Cinemas screening

The American Scandinavian Society presents
Paavo, a Life in Five courses

Friday, April 4th 2014 at 6 PM
Tribeca Cinemas, Theater 1
54 Varick street, New York, NY 10013

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Scandinavian Film Festival in L.A., CA on Jan 19th, 2014

James Koenig Founder/Director of Scandinavian Film Festival L.A.: ” ‘Paavo, a Life in Five Courses’ is about so much more than ‘the table’ and elegant hospitality. It’s about relationships — and the ingredients of civility, humor, heart, and ‘normality’– essential for navigating the waters of private lives and public personas. The audience at Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. loved this film. Great crowd! I think some came because they loved Ingrid Bergman. And they all left loving Paavo and embracing life just a little more.”

Front/Row Open Air Cinema @ South Street Seaport

The Howard Hughes Corporation and Front/Row Open Air Cinema present Paavo, a Life in Five Courses on July 28th, 2013 at 8 PM: 11 Fulton Street, corner of Front Street and Fulton Street @ South Street Seaport, Manhattan.

33rd Manaki Brothers Int’l Cinematographers’ Film Festival

Paavo, a Life in Five Courses was selected to the 33rd International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers in Bitola, Macedonia on September 15th-21st, 2012.

Sielunruokaa ja silmäniloa – DVD nyt täällä!

Paavo, viisi annosta elämää – DVD ilmestyy kauppoihin uunituoreena 7.3.2012. Ennakkotilaus on jo käynnissä hyvin varustetuissa webbikaupoissa. Tilaa oma Paavosi jo tänään!


Paavo, viisi annosta elämää traileri –

The DVD is finally here – gourmet for the eyes, mind and soul!

Paavo, A Life in Five Courses – DVD will hit the stores on March 7th in Finland.
Better yet, pre-ordering is now available. Get your own Paavo online today!


Paavo, A Life in Five Courses trailer –

The film to open Eurodok in Oslo

The annual European Documentary Film Festival Eurodok is to open in Oslo, Norway in March 2012 with Paavo, a Life in Five Courses. Arranged for the first time in 2002 the festival showcases the best of contemporary European documentary filmmaking. The winners of the festival’s competition section include 3 Rooms of Melancholia (Pirjo Honkasalo), War Photographer (Christian Frei), Tintin et moi (Anders Østergaard), Darwin’s Nightmare (Hupert Sauper), The Substitute (Åsa Blanck & Johan Palmgren), A Very British Gangster (Donal MacIntyre), El Olvido (Heddy Honigmann), Space Tourists (Christian Frei) and Regretters (Marcus Lindeen).

The film selected to the Fipatel market

The film was selected to the Fipatel Market at the 25th Fipa held in January 2012 in Biarritz, France.

The film to be shown in TV in Sweden

SVT Sweden is to broadcast Paavo, fem rätter och ett liv on December 30th, 2011. This will be the 58 min version.

Donald Spoto, biographer of Ingrid Bergman:

“A sumptuous feast for the eye and the heart, PAAVO-A LIFE IN FIVE COURSES is a magnificent film that documents the extraordinary life of a gifted man whose culinary genius and supreme good taste have brought sustained joy into the lives of many people. Hanna Hemila has given us a warm, witty, astonishing and moving work we can savour again and again.”