Helsinki Cine Aasia 2018 opening film is Kamila Andini’s The Seen and Unseen

 

Helsinki Cine Aasia opens with the award-winning The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala, 2017) by the Indonesian director Kamila Andini. It is a stylized psychological drama of the magical realism genre that depicts a young girl’s mental journey when her twin brother falls severely ill. The film is set in Bali and it is based around local beliefs and Balinese people’s relationship with nature.

Kamila Andini will also be visiting Helsinki Cine Aasia. She will attend the screenings of her film and participate in the discussions.

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Helsinki Cine Aasia and KAVI in cooperation

 

Movie theatre Orion, run by the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI), serves as one of the places where Helsinki Cine Aasia’s festival screenings will be held during 15.–18.3.2018. In addition to the festival films Helsinki Cine Aasia and KAVI will cooperate in March by screening two important Asian classics from the past.

Orion will screen South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s rewarded movie Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok, 2003) twice during March, on Monday the 15th and Thursday the 26th of March. Bong Joon-ho is known for his sinister themes and love for noir and his movie Memories of Murder is based on real events of 1986–91.

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Are you interested in volunteering at a festival? Join the Helsinki Cine Aasia team!

 

Helsinki Cine Aasia is currently recruiting volunteers to help organise the festival. Volunteers’ tasks range from distribution of the festival poster to customer services.

Helsinki Cine Aasia will be held on 15th–18th March 2018 but some of the work takes place already in February before the festival begins. If you are interested please contact us at staff@helsinkicineaasia.fi. Please write “Volunteers” in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you. Welcome aboard our fantastic festival team!

The 6th Helsinki Cine Aasia festival takes place from 15th to 18th March 2018!

 

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The only festival of contemporary Asian cinema in Finland, Helsinki Cine Aasia, will take place again from 15th to 18th March 2018. The festival offers a fresh take on Asian film culture and the most interesting, ferocious and delicate films of the moment from East and Southeast Asia. In addition to film screenings, the festival programme also includes discussion.

Several of the films to be screened in March have been sourced fresh to the Helsinki Cine Aasia programme from the most important Asian film festivals or through direct contacts in Asia.

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