Helsinki Cine Aasia 2021 – ONLINE free program!

Exclusive discussions with some of the directors who made the films which are on our program this year, with our Artistic Director Eija Niskanen. And a interview with Jessé Miceli the director of Coalesce (2020) which is presented to you together with the Institut Francais.

Funasashi Atsushi the director of Company Retreat (2020) tells us about the making of the film and about the status of women in Japan. Not forgetting the #metoo movement.
Edmund Yeo who made the Japanese-Malaysian co-production Malu (2020) opens up about his family and how it affected the film.

Marja-Leena Heikkilä Horn has been teaching history and religions at the University in Thailand over 20 years and last year she released a book about the history of Southeast Asia. Join us for a conversation about the book and the situation in Burma.
We also take a deep dive into the collaboration between Finland and Burma in terms of filmmaking in a separate conversation.

Direct links to the interviews will be updated on our website and social media accounts later this week.

And don’t forget our official Spotify playlists! No better way to tune yourself to the right mood while waiting for the festival.
Helsinki Cine Aasia – Hong Kong And Beyond
Helsinki Cine Aasia – Japan City Vibes

Helsinki Cine Aasia 2021 – ONLINE will be held from Friday April 16th until SUnday April 18th 2021.

Festival vouchers and tickets are on sale now at Festhome!