The four members of the Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) have autism or Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped them from representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Directors Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi first began documenting PNK in their 2012 film The Punk Syndrome. Punk Voyage continues the band’s journey, examining their next steps as personal tensions deepen, and international fame continues to grow. Self-doubt, love triangles, and moments of unexpected tenderness (along with many, many beers) line the path that will lead the band either to retirement, or to Eurovision glory.
Using a cinéma vérité style, Punk Voyage takes you deep into the centre of the conversations, rehearsals, and mosh pits that make up the PNK experience. Emotionally raw, uproariously funny, and often somewhere in between these two things, Punk Voyage is a wildly entertaining look at how to move forward and what to leave behind. -AL