Author Spotlight

Peter von Bagh

Peter von Bagh is a Finnish film historian, author, television and radio director and producer, book publisher, and film director. From 1970 to 1985, he was curator and program director of the Finnish Film Archive. Since 1971, he has been the editor in chief of Filmihullumagazine. He is also artistic director and cofounder (with the Kaurismäki brothers) of the Midnight Sun Film Festival, artistic director of Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, and a professor of film history at the Helsinki University of Arts.

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Limelight: Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man

Charlie Chaplin’s intensely emotional drama is a dream film about show business, history, and death.

By Peter von Bagh

Night on Earth:Last Stop, Helsinki
Ataxi, without a client in the car or anywhere else in sight, goes around Helsinki’s Senate Square, a place that resonates with history, having seen more patriotism, class struggle, and celebration than any other place in faraway Finland. It stood …

By Peter von Bagh

A Tribute: A Canterbury Tale

If the most important subjects of film are light and time, I can’t think of a more poignant work than A Canterbury Tale. As seen by the Archers—the writing-directing-production team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger—light and time are th

By Peter von Bagh