Saturday 30.1 at 4 pm at Arkadia: Screening of Eru Ilúvatar – The Ethos of Tolkien’s Lore by Riitta Jalonen

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited the screening and presentation of the documentary film Eru Ilúvatar – The Ethos of Tolkien’s Lore on by Riitta Jalonen on Saturday 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

The film is in Finnish with English subtitles.

This is the first public screening of the internationally awarded documentary short film (26 min) in Finland. The documentary will be presented by the director, Riitta Jalonen, and the Tolkien expert, Rev. Petri Tikka. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Amatúlië – welcome (in Quenya)!


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Finnish pastor and Quenya expert Petri Tikka analyzes the hidden symbolism and the ethos of J.R.R. Tolkien’s lore, and actually leads us back to the roots of Tolkien. The message of this pacifist documentary is – hope.

J.R.R Tolkien was originally inspired by Finnish grammar and Finnish national epic The Kalevala. The visually impressive documentary is illustrated with the artworks of awarded American artist Jef Murray and photos of Finnish nature together with little Liza-hobbit.

Eru Ilúvatar – The Ethos of Tolkien’s Lore won the best foreign documentary at the Short Film Festival in Austin, Texas .
Sound design and effects are made by Ville Wallenius – a musician and sound designer from Helsinki.

The documentary is dedicated to the memory of Jef Murray (1960-2015).