Edvin Laine

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Edvin Laine
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Born(1905-07-13)13 July 1905
Died18 November 1989(1989-11-18) (aged 84)
Helsinki, Finland
OccupationFilm director

Edvin Laine (13 July 1905 – 18 November 1989) was a Finnish film director. Laine was born Bovellán.

Laine directed a comedy Aaltoska orkaniseeraa and family film Sleeping Beauty, both in 1949.

The Unknown Soldier, a film Laine directed in 1955 based on Väinö Linna's novel, was a big sensation in Finland. There have later been two other film adaptations of the same novel but Laine's version remains the best known. Laine also directed another film based on Väinö Linna's book, Here, Beneath the North Star (1968), which also was a successful movie in Finland.

His 1958 film Sven Tuuva the Hero was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] Three years later, his film Skandaali tyttökoulussa was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[2] Here, Beneath the North Star was entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.[3] His 1970 film Aksel and Elina was entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival.[4]

Laine was married to the actress Mirjam Novero. He is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Sven Tuuva the Hero". IMDb. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  2. ^ "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "6th Moscow International Film Festival (1969)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  4. ^ "7th Moscow International Film Festival (1971)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Hietaniemen hautausmaa – merkittäviä vainajia" (PDF). Helsingin seurakuntayhtymä. Retrieved 27 August 2016.