Record Premiere for Punk Syndrome

By FNE Staff

    {mosimage}HELSINKI: The Punk Syndrome was released on 4 May 2012 on 45 screens in Finland, a record for a domestic documentary.

    The film by Jukka Kärkkäinen's and JP Passi is a documentary about a punk group whose four members are all mentally handicapped. The filmmakers observed their private lives at improvised rehearsals and concerts resulting in a film that can be likened to a jam session of sound and fury, the essence of punk.

    The Punk Syndrome is produced by Mouka Film Oy (www.mouka.fi). International sales are handled by Vienna-based Autlook Filmsales (www.autlookfilms.com). It premiered at Visions du Reel, winning the CHF 10,000 special prize for Most Innovative film.