Friday, November 4, 2016

FILMBAY 2000 Greatest Films of All-Time (1888-2014) by Year # 0089 - SYLVI (Teuvo Puro, 1913, Finland, 49m, BW)


SYLVI (Teuvo Puro, 1913, Finland, 49m, BW)
Sylvin jäljillä - In Search of Sylvi



Sylvi (1913)

10 March 1913 (Finland)
Director: Teuvo Puro
Writers: Minna Canth (play), Teuvo Puro
Stars: Aili Somersalmi, Teuvo Puro, Teppo Raikas

One of the first three films that were planned to be the first full-length Finnish features, made by same filmmakers one after another in the summer of 1911. Others were "Hyökyaaltoja" and "Anna-Liisa". Of these three, only "Sylvi" was released. The only Finnish feature film made before country's independence in 1917, that is not completely destroyed: 13 minutes of the film still exists. Kaarlo Teuvo Puro (November 9, 1884 Helsinki – July 24, 1956 Helsinki) was a Finnish actor, writer, and director. Puro co-directed the first Finnish fiction film, Salaviinanpolttajat, with Louis Sparre in 1907.



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