The Blackouts

In Poland the Jewish culture once lost shifted as a memory from one generation to another.

Oliwia and Jerem Tonteri’s The Blackouts is an essay that tells the story of a family moving from Finland to Poland in search of their roots. Living in Warsaw, they face the hustle and bustle of a city scorched by its tragic past.

The Blackouts shows the family’s broken memories. A child losing her culture since moving to another country. A family with lost Jewish traditions between generations. A city demolished in the Second World War.

They all miss something. There is a hole in their memory.

Anna Parviainen (Translation: Riikka Pennanen)

Language: English, Finnish, Hebrew, Polish
Subtitles: English/Finnish/Polish

Q&A with Oliwia and Jerem Tonteri (directors) on Tuesday 29.01. at 18:00 at Bio Rex, on Friday 01.02. at 17:00 at Kinopalatsi 7 and on Saturday 02.02. at 16:15 at Kinopalatsi 8 (in Finnish)

  • Director: Oliwia Tonteri, Jerem Tonteri
  • Country: Finland
  • Year: 2018
  • Length: 53 min
  • Age limit: K12
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Oliwia Tonteri, Jerem Tonteri
  • Editing: Jerem Tonteri
  • Music: Saara Lindahl
  • Production: Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland


  • Bio Rex: Tue 29.1. at 18.00
  • Kinopalatsi 7: Fri 1.2. at 17.00
  • Kinopalatsi 8: Sat 2.2. at 16.15