Friday 14.11 at 6pm at Arkadia: Screening of No-Do (Pahuuden Ihmeet, 2009) by Elio Quiroga

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to the screening of No-Do (Pahuuden Ihmeet, 2009) by Elio Quiroga on Friday 14.11 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

The film will be introduced by Eduardo Serradilla Sanchis

No-Do (Pahuuden Ihmeet, 2009). Runtime: 94´

In Spanish with Finnish subtitles


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Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !



Francesca is a young paediatrician who has been traumatized by the loss of her baby through a sudden, inexplicable crib death. When the family moves to a new home in the country, supposedly to help her recover from the experience, she begins seeing completely inexplicable things. Even worse she gradually faces the possibility of going completely mad because of the visions and apparitions she continuously witnesses. The answer to Francesca’s problem is hidden in some “secret NO-DO”, little known news programs made in the 40s, during General Franco’s dictatorship, for the Catholic Church in Spain. It is told that those confidential films were used by exorcists to document supernatural events using a special film emulsion designed for this purpose. Some “Secret NO-DOs” are rumoured to be stored in subterranean vaults in the Congregazione del Sant’Uffizio, Rome, but its existence is officially denied by Catholic church leaders.


Elio Quiroga was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). He studied computer engineering and participated in the development of Jaleo software, one of the most important digital postproduction programmes. He worked on experimental electronic music, short films in different formats, video clips, as well as videocreation and video installation, much of which was presented at different international festivals such as Expo ’92 and Arco. Eqlipse Producciones Cinematográficas, SL was set up in December 1998 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by Quiroga.

Elio Quiroga was trained in film by directors Pilar Miró and Joaquim Jordá, screenwriters Joaquin Oristrell, Lola Salvador and Robert McKee, directors of actors Miguel Ponce, Federico Castillo and Tony Suárez, and technicians Félix Bergés and Julio Madurga.

His first movie was the controversial film Fotos, which won the Best Script Prize and the Special Jury Prize at the Sitges Film Festival in 1997, where the film was enthusiastically applauded by Quentin Tarantino. Furthermore, it was nominated for the Méliès D’Argent for the Best European Fantastic Film for the Corbeau D’Or at the Brussels Film Festival.

Between 2003 and 2006 he directed four short films, including Home Delivery. The Dark Hour (2006) and NoDo (2009) were his next films, both horror stories. His last works in audiovisual media include My Name is María (pre-selected for the Oscars 2010) and Paris 1944-2013: Color of Time.

Elio Quiroga is also an accomplished writer. Since 1990 he has written and published seven books (most of them, horror tales) for the Spanish market.