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Rare Moomin mug fetched record price at auction, €6,100

Timo Uotila reports on sports and culture in Finland 27.3.19

A large  art auction at Hagelstam's  auction house had several hundred works for sale, among them 20 works by Timo Uotila's father, Gunnar Uotila. There were also works by other well known sculptors, such as Eila HiItunen and Laila Pullinen. Among the paintings, a large work by Reidar Särestöniemi attracted considerable interest and sold for €85,000. On offer also work by important designers; their ceramics and furniture fetched higher than expected prices.

The Guardian newspaper rates very highly an Irish-Finnish co-production movie where Kati Outinen plays the lead. This is a suspense drama is called  'The hole in the ground'

Dome Karukoski has made a film called 'Tolkien' which tells about the World famous author's youth and his experiences which influenced his books. 

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