Tom of Finland
Touko Laaksonen served as an officer during the difficult years in World War II, but the life that follows proves to be just as tough. Post-war Helsinki is a limiting place for a young gay man, and threats and violence is everyday life for Touko. Through the pseudonym “Tom of Finland” he publishes his art, consisting of homoerotic drawings, which becomes a way to liberation for Touko, and all the men who around the world finds themselves in a similar situation. Jan Lumholdt, at Svenska Dagbladet writes: “It’s a classic exposition, dignified, well-made, well-played”.