Oliver Stone

The Doors

USA 1991
140 min • English
Theme: Rokumentti selection
14.11.2016 | Time: 16.30 | Venue: TAPIO 2

Live fast, die beautiful - the cult classic brings iconic Jim Morrison back to life

Let The Doors take you back to the golden age of psychedelic rock! The film tells a strongly fictionalized story of this colossally cosmic vanguard of psych rock, and their legendary front man Jim Morrison in particular. If Elvis was the king of rock'n'roll, Morrison was the sex god. But who exactly was this sovereign and astral genius, and what was the world around him like?

Perhaps the most mythologized of all the characters in the history of music, Morrison truly comes back to life in Val Kilmer's unbelievably authentic performance in the leading role. The multifaceted film is a classic example of the acclaimed director Oliver Stone's cunning style, and it's a shame that many may have missed this cult classic. Now is the perfect chance to fill the gap in your pop culture knowledge and open the festival week at the same time!

The screening is organized in collaboration with the National Audiovisual Institute