I think the more pessimistic I feel about life, the more optimistic the films should be. This is the way I think about it. Life is too sad to bear and there is no hope for anyone. So now, let us drink to happy endings.”
—- Aki Kaurismäki
Some linguistic theories say, that esi (eng. foremost, first) is the root for etelä (eng. south). This is because the houses in Finland used to be build so, that the door and the first room (eteinen) was pointed towards south.
Pohjoinen on the other hand was at the rare (or bottom) of the…