There was a time when it looked like the curtains had all but closed on Helsinki’s art-house cinemas. One by one, the independents that were loved and revered by film buffs and culture vultures began to shut their doors. Not even the historic Maxim was safe. It seemed inevitable that the popcorn-munching multiplexes...

A musical about the life of Touko Laaksonen, the artist best known by his famous signature Tom of Finland, will premiere in Turku City Theatre in January 2017. The show will be a part of the official program of events that celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. The homoerotic drawings created by...