The only festival of contemporary Asian cinema in Finland, Helsinki Cine Aasia, drew to a close on Sunday 17th March. This year, the festival attracted 2250 people in total – more than ever before. During the festival, 18 films from 11 East and Southeast Asian countries were shown in a total of 32 screenings.
The most popular film at the festival was Masaaki Yuasa’s hallucinogenic animation Night Is Short, Walk on Girl. It and the warm-hearted drama Mori, The Artist’s Habitat by Shuichi Okita who also visited the festival, both sold out screenings.